The name of a nuclear tone in many analyses of English intonation. The pitch characteristics are as follows: the pitch contour starts near the top of the speaker’s range and falls rapidly to a low pitch and then rises again to around mid pitch. If the nucleus is followed by tail syllables the falling part of the pattern is accomplished on the nucleus itself. The rise occurs at the end of the tail and any intervening syllables are low and level.
Fundamental frequency contour for fall-rise nuclear tone