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tone

tone

 
 
pronunciation:
ton
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
tone down
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sound with reference to its pitch, strength, or duration.
He sang in warm tones.
similar words:
absolute pitch, frequency, modulation, note, pitch, sound, sound wave
definition 2: the quality or character of a sound or sounds.
synonyms:
intonation, timbre
similar words:
cadence, harmonic, lilt, music, overtone, quality, ring, undertone
definition 3: the pitch, accent, or stress of a word, group of words, or speaking voice, esp. as an expressive quality.
synonyms:
intonation, modulation
similar words:
accent, inflection
definition 4: relative firmness of bodily organs and tissues.
muscle tone
synonyms:
tonus
similar words:
athleticism, condition, definition, elasticity, firmness, fitness, shape
definition 5: the shade of a color; tint; hue.
synonyms:
cast, shade, tint
similar words:
color, hue, tinge
definition 6: general quality, spirit, or atmosphere.
The tone of the conversation was jovial.
synonyms:
air, ambiance, atmosphere, attitude, mood, sense, spirit
similar words:
accent, color, complexion, feel, note, overtone, quality, ring, sound, tenor, undertone
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: toned, tones, toning
definition 1: to give a particular tone to.
synonyms:
intone
similar words:
shade, tinge
definition 2: to modify the tone of.
synonyms:
modulate
similar words:
harmonize, intensify, modify, mute, shade
definition 3: to make firm, as muscles.
synonyms:
condition, firm
similar words:
exercise, flex, stretch, tighten, train, work
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to assume a particular tone or color.
similar words:
color, modify, modulate
phrase: tone down
derivations: toneless (adj.), tonelessly (adv.), tonelessness (n.), toner (n.)
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