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〔 ton 〕


〔 toun 〕

Overview of noun tone

The noun tone has 10 senses

  • tone, tone of voice -- (the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice")

  • tone -- ((linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones")

  • timbre, timber, quality, tone -- ((music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet")

  • spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell -- (the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason")

  • shade, tint, tincture, tone -- (a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted")

  • note, musical note, tone -- (a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long")

  • tone, pure tone -- (a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies")

  • tonicity, tonus, tone -- (the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity")

  • tone, whole tone, step, whole step -- (a musical interval of two semitones)

  • tone -- (the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author; "the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw"; "from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome")

Overview of verb tone

The verb tone has 5 senses

  • tone, chant, intone -- (utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again")

  • tone, inflect, modulate -- (vary the pitch of one's speech)

  • tone -- (change the color or tone of; "tone a negative")

  • tone -- (change to a color image; "tone a photographic image")

  • tone, tone up, strengthen -- (give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles")