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Meaning of tone

Definitions of tone

1. [n] - the quality of a person's voice

2. [n] - a musical interval of two semitones

3. [n] - a steady sound without overtones

4. [n] - the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author

5. [n] - (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages

6. [v] - change the color or tone of

7. [v] - change to a color image

8. [v] - give a healthy elasticity to


Quotes - Example use of the word tone

1. the Beijing dialect uses four tones

2. the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw

3. from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome

4. they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies

5. he began in a conversational tone

6. he spoke in a nervous tone of voice

7. Let's tone our muscles

8. of photography

tone Synonyms


tone up

tone of voice

whole step


whole tone

pure tone


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