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  • tone tone  /ˈtoʊn/ ?  the quality of a person's voice

    tone meaning(s) 

    1. (n) the quality of a person's voice
    2. (n) (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    3. (n) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
    4. (n) the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    5. (n) a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
    6. (n) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
    7. (n) a steady sound without overtones
    8. (n) the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
    9. (n) a musical interval of two semitones
    10. (n) the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
    11. (v) utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
    12. (v) vary the pitch of one's speech
    13. (v) change the color or tone of
    14. (v) change to a color image
    15. (v) give a healthy elasticity to

    Synonym(s)

    tone usage(s)

    1. But if real-tone songs catch on, firms like Jippii and Jamba! could well find themselves out of business.
    2. A new study from researchers at Beth Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School suggests that tone-deafness may be the result of a missing neural connection.
  • tone arm tone arm  mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
  • tone deafness tone deafness  an inability to distinguish differences in pitch
  • tone down tone down  deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  • tone ending tone ending  (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
  • tone language tone language  a language in which different tones distinguish different meanings
  • tone of voice tone of voice  the quality of a person's voice
  • tone poem tone poem  an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
  • tone system tone system  the system of tones used in a particular language or dialect of a tone language
  • tone up tone up  give a healthy elasticity to
  • tone-beginning tone-beginning  a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
  • tone-deaf tone-deaf  unable to appreciate music
  • toned toned  /ˈtoʊnd/ ?  having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often…
  • tonegawa susumu tonegawa susumu  Japanese molecular biologist noted for his studies of how the immune…
  • toneless toneless  lacking in tone or expression
  • tonelessly tonelessly  in a monotone
  • toner toner  /ˈtoʊ nər/ ?  a solution containing chemicals that can change the color of a photographic…
  • tong ho tong ho  grown for its succulent edible leaves used in Asian cooking
  • tonga tonga  /ˈtɑn ɡə/ ?  a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence…
  • tongan tongan  a Polynesian native or inhabitant of Tonga
  • tongan monetary unit tongan monetary unit  monetary unit in Tonga
  • tongs tongs  /ˈtɑŋz/ ?  any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged…
  • tongue tongue  /ˈtəŋ/ ?  a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located…
  • tongue and groove joint tongue and groove joint  a mortise joint made by fitting a projection on the edge…
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