Definition of tone unit in English:

tone unit

noun

  • another term for tone group
    • ‘The last prominent syllable in a tone unit is called the tonic syllable.’
    • ‘Try imitating this tone unit, making sure that you differentiate between the prominent, and non-prominent syllables.’
    • ‘It places more or less equal stress on all syllables, usually with the final syllable of a tone unit somewhat lengthened.’

Pronunciation

tone unit