Tone Meaning and Definition


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Tone meaning

Word: Tone

How to pronounce: təʊn

Noun

Definitions:

1. A musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength.

Example sentences: "The piano tone appears monochrome or lacking in warmth"

2. The general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.

Example sentences: "My friend and I lowered the tone with our oafish ways"

3. A basic interval in classical Western music, equal to two semitones and separating, for example, the first and second notes of an ordinary scale (such as C and D, or E and F sharp); a major second or whole step.

Example sentences: "The B flat clarinet's part is written one tone higher than the pitch required"

4. The particular quality of brightness, deepness, or hue of a tint or shade of a color.

Example sentences: "Stained glass in vivid tones of red and blue"

5. (in some languages, such as Chinese) a particular pitch pattern on a syllable used to make semantic distinctions.

Example sentences: "Ethnic Liberian languages usually contain two or three distinct tones, based on pitch, which indicate semantic or grammatical differences."

6. The normal level of firmness or slight contraction in a resting muscle.The normal level of activity in a nerve fiber.

Example sentences: "A reduction of muscle tone"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Give greater strength or firmness to (the body or a muscle)

Example sentences: "Push-ups help tone your abs"

2. Give (a monochrome picture) an altered color in finishing by means of a chemical solution.

Example sentences: "It's a good idea to sepia tone the whole print first"


Synonyms:

timbre

sound

timber

clay

colour

tint

tincture

musical note

tonus

tonicity

shade

tinge

midtone

inflection

intonation

tone of voice

semitone

undertone

color

tune

complexion

colors

style

fashion

manner

mode

tones

flavour

feeling

character

nature

note

cast

strengthen


Derivations:

tonal

toneless

toning

toned


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Tone in Other Languages...

Spanish: Tono

German: Ton

French: Ton

Italian: Tono

Turkish: Ses


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