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tone

tone

 
 
pronunciation:
ton
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
tone down
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a single sound that is thought of as having pitch, strength, or length.
You will hear three high tones in a row when the washing machine is done.
similar words:
frequency, note, pitch, sound
definition 2: the character of a sound or sounds.
The tone of the old violin is warm and rich.
similar words:
music, quality
definition 3: the sound of words as they show a feeling.
The teacher spoke to the children in a friendly tone.
similar words:
accent, inflection
definition 4: healthy firmness of the skin, muscle, or organs of the body.
The athlete has excellent muscle tone.
similar words:
condition, definition, firmness, fitness, shape
definition 5: the shade of a color.
The walls were painted in a strange tone of green.
synonyms:
shade, tint
similar words:
color, hue, tinge
definition 6: general spirit or mood.
The movie tried to capture the tone of the 1980s.
synonyms:
air, atmosphere, attitude, spirit
similar words:
accent, color, note, quality, sound, tenor
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: toned, tones, toning
definition: to make firm.
We toned our muscles by running every day.
synonyms:
condition
similar words:
exercise, flex, stretch, tighten, train, work
phrase: tone down
derivations: toneless (adj.), tonelessly (adv.), tonelessness (n.), toner (n.)
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