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Definitions of tone

  1. To utter with an affected tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To bring to a required shade or color. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To utter with an affected tone: to intone. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To give a tone to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To give tone to; modify in tone; tune. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To harmonize in color; as, the wall paper tones with the curtains. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. of one's speech, varying the pitch Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. change the color or tone of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To utter in an affected tone; to tune. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Toning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a musical interval of two semitones Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. change to a color image; "tone a photographic image" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. change the color or tone of; "tone a negative" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. Quality, with respect to attendant feeling; the more or less variable complex of emotion accompanying and characterizing a sensation or a conceptual state; as, feeling tone; color tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The condition of normal balance of a healthy plant in its relations to light, heat, and moisture. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Sound, or the character of a sound, or a sound considered as of this or that character; as, a low, high, loud, grave, acute, sweet, or harsh tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The larger kind of interval between contiguous sounds in the diatonic scale, the smaller being called a semitone as, a whole tone too flat; raise it a tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The peculiar quality of sound in any voice or instrument; as, a rich tone, a reedy tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A mode or tune or plain chant; as, the Gregorian tones. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. That state of a body, or of any of its organs or parts, in which the animal functions are healthy and performed with due vigor. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Tonicity; as, arterial tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. State of mind; temper; mood. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Tenor; character; spirit; drift; as, the tone of his remarks was commendatory. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. General or prevailing character or style, as of morals, manners, or sentiment, in reference to a scale of high and low; as, a low tone of morals; a tone of elevated sentiment; a courtly tone of manners. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. The general effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, together with color in the case of a painting; - commonly used in a favorable sense; as, this picture has tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Color quality proper; - called also hue. Also, a gradation of color, either a hue, or a tint or shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Sound, or quality of sound; note; accent; key; quality of the voice; as, a high tone; interval between two successive whole sound-steps in the major scale; opposite to semitone; condition of the body; as, a healthy tone; the quality and harmony of the colors of a painting; a hue, tint, or shade of color, etc.; as, a brown tone; the general character or tenedncy; as, the tone of the rebuke made it acceptable; the sound of the voice as expressive of feeling; as, there was contempt in her tone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. The character of a sound: quality of the voice: harmony of the colors of a painting, also its characteristic expression as distinguished by its color: character or style: state of mind: mood: a healthy state of the body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. Sound; strength or quality of sound; prevailing color; character or style; mood; healthy vigor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. A sound having a definite pitch; characteristic sound, as of a voice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A mood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. Characteristic style. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Vocal inflection; mode of utterance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Sound, or a modification of sound; a particular inflection of the voice as modified by the feelings or passions; the particular sound of the voice in speaking or reading; the state of the body in regard to the healthy performance of its animal functions; in music, an interval of sound; in paint., the harmony of the colours of a picture in light and shade. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. Toned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for tone

  1. " I have nothing to forgive," he replied in an altered tone – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Well, Jim, he asked in a low tone what is it? – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
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