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tomogram a tomographic photograph.
tomography a technique of x-ray photography that reveals only one plane of a body's internal structure and eliminates all others.
tomorrow the day after today. [4 definitions]
Tom Sawyer a novel by Mark Twain published in 1876. [2 definitions]
Tom Thumb the extremely small hero of many English folk tales.
tom-tom any of various small or narrow drums, such as those of American Indian or African tribes, usu. played with the hands. [2 definitions]
-tomy an act of cutting or dividing, esp. in surgery.
ton a unit of weight equal to two thousand pounds or 907.185 kilograms, used in the United States and Canada; short ton. [7 definitions]
tonal of or relating to a musical tone, tones, or tonality.
tonality a particular musical scale or key. [3 definitions]
tondo a circular painting.
tone a sound with reference to its pitch, strength, or duration. [10 definitions]
tone arm the pivoting arm on a phonograph that holds the needle.
tone cluster a group of notes close in pitch to each other played simultaneously, as on a keyboard or by several instrumentalists.
tone color the characteristic quality of sound from an instrument or voice; timbre.
tone control on an amplifier, a manually controlled device that regulates the intensity of high and low frequencies.
tone-deaf unable to distinguish differences in musical pitch.
tone down to make less harsh, loud, or bright; soften.
tone language a language, such as Chinese, Swedish, or Bantu, in which the pitch or tone contour of a word helps to distinguish its meaning from that of another word that otherwise sounds like it; tonal language.
toneless combined form of tone.
tone poem see symphonic poem.