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tone

 
Noun tone has 10 senses
  1. tone, tone of voice - the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
    --1 is a kind of manner of speaking, speech, delivery
    --1 has particulars: note; undertone
    Derived form: verb intonate1
  2. tone - (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones"
    --2 is a kind of
    pitch
    Derived forms: verb tone2, verb intonate1
  3. timbre, timber, quality, tone - (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
    --3 is a kind of sound property
    --3 has particulars:
     resonance; color, colour, coloration, colouration; harshness, roughness; fullness, mellowness, richness; nasality; plangency, resonance, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy; shrillness, stridence, stridency; register
    Derived form: verb tone2
  4. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell - the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
    --4 is a kind of atmosphere, ambiance, ambience
    --4 has particulars: Hollywood; Zeitgeist
  5. shade, tint, tincture, tone - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
    --5 is a kind of color, colour, coloring, colouring
    --5 has particulars: undertone, tinge
    Derived forms: verb tone4, verb tone3
  6. note, musical note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
    --6 is a kind of musical notation
    --6 is a member of scale, musical scale
    --6 has particulars:
     tonic, keynote; supertonic; mediant; subdominant; dominant; submediant; subtonic, leading tone; pedal point, pedal; trill, shake; middle C; chord; passing note, passing tone; whole note, semibreve; half note, minim; quarter note, crotchet; eighth note, quaver; sixteenth note, semiquaver; thirty-second note, demisemiquaver; sixty-fourth note, hemidemisemiquaver; grace note, appoggiatura, acciaccatura; blue note; monotone
  7. tone, pure tone - a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies"
    --7 is a kind of sound, auditory sensation
    --7 has particulars: harmonic
  8. tonicity, tonus, tone - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
    --8 is a kind of tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness
    --8 has particulars:
     catatonia; muscular tonus, muscle tone; myotonia; hypertonia, hypertonus, hypertonicity; hypotonia, hypotonus, hypotonicity
    Derived form: verb tone5
  9. tone, whole tone, step, whole step - a musical interval of two semitones
    --9 is a kind of interval, musical interval
  10. tone - the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author; "the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw"; "from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome"
    --10 is a kind of
    quality
Verb tone has 5 senses
  1. tone, chant, intone - utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
    --1 is one way to talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. tone, inflect, modulate - of one's speech, varying the pitch
    --2 is one way to talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
    Derived forms: noun tone3, noun tone2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. tone - change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
    --3 is one way to
    discolor, discolour, colour, color
    Derived forms: noun tone5, noun toner1, noun toner2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. tone - change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"
    --4 is one way to
    color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in
    Derived forms: noun tone5, noun toner1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. tone, tone up, strengthen - give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles"
    --5 is one way to exercise, work out
    Derived form: noun tone8
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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