tone

tone
n
1. sound, noise, note, voice, sonance; pitch, frequency.
2. timbre, tonality, tone color, tone quality, sound quality, color, coloring, Music. clang color or tint, Music, Ger. Klangfarbe; ring, clang, resonance; sonority, sonorousness, richness, fullness, deepness; tonelessness, monotone.
3. strain, lilt, tune, jingle, flow, harmonious flow, rhythmic flow, movement, swing, speech tune or melody.
4. intonation, modulation, inflection, phrasing, suspension; pitch, pitch accent, pitch pattern, intonation pattern or contour; voice quality, voice, tone of voice; elocution, diction, speech pattern, manner of speaking, mode of expression; cadence, beat, rhythm, tempo, pulse, throb.
5. regional accent, foreign accent, dialect, regional dialect, Brit. Received Standard or public school accent; drawl, twang, burr, brogue, broad accent or speech.
6. accent, accentuation, emphasis, stress, syllable stress; delivery, presentation, attack, force of utterance.
7. hue, tint, shade, tinge; value, chroma, color quality, purity; prevailing color, coloring, color, key, dye, cast, complexion; saturation; variety of color.
8.Physiology.a. tension, firmness, soundness, sturdiness.b. health, healthiness, vigor, vigorousness; vitality, energy, fitness, strength.c. elasticity, resilience, resiliency, healthy sensitivity.
9. spirit, character, mood, tenor, quality; humor, disposition, frame or state of mind, temperament, temper; frame, mold, grain, vein, stripe, streak, stamp, brand; state, condition, trim, fiber, fettle, kilter.
10. mode, manner, way, wise, technique, approach, method, system; style, fashion, form; shape, turn, habit, tendency.
11. ethos, climate, intellectual or spiritual climate, trend or sign of the times, spirit of the age or times, Ger. Zeitgeist; trend, set, course, current, main current, mainstream, drift, general tendency or drift; line, direction, swing, bearing, course of events, way the wind blows, way things go; (all of a place) atmosphere, ambience, aura, air, climate, milieu, feel, feeling, sense.
12. style, distinction, elegance, Inf. class; appearance, mein, demeanor, guise; carriage, poise, presence.
v
13. sound, chime, ring, peal, knell, toll, tintin-nabulate; gong, ding, dong, dingdong; clang, clank.
14. change, modify, alter, vary, diversify; adapt, accommodate, fit, accord, adjust, regulate, qualify.
15. tone down
a.Painting. subdue, darken, shade, shadow, overshadow, dim; pale, whiten, fade, wash out; bleach, blanch, decolorize, achromatize, etiolate.b. moderate, temper, season, restrain, constrain, keep within bounds; relax, mitigate, alleviate, assuage, palliate, let up, take the edge off, take the bite or string out, Sl. take the heat off, Sl. lay off; modulate, soften, quiet, turn or tune down, cut down; mute, deaden, damp, dampen, soft-pedal.
16. tone up
a. furbish, freshen, freshen up, vamp, retouch, touch up, brush up, spruce, spruce up, brighten up; polish, polish up, Inf. shine or shine up.b. tune, tune up, attune, put in tune or trim or shape or working order; limber, limber up, Inf. shape up, get into shape or condition.

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  • Tone — (t[=o]n), n. [F. ton, L. tonus a sound, tone, fr. Gr. to nos a stretching, straining, raising of the voice, pitch, accent, measure or meter, in pl., modes or keys differing in pitch; akin to tei nein to stretch or strain. See {Thin}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tone — may refer to: MusicTheory* Pitch (music), the perceived frequency of a note or sound (see also pure tone) * Note, the name of a pitch * Whole tone, or major second, a commonly occurring musical interval * Timbre, the quality of a musical note or… …   Wikipedia

  • tone — [tōn] n. [ME < OFr & L: OFr ton < L tonus, a sound < Gr tonos, a stretching, tone < teinein, to stretch: see THIN] 1. a) a vocal or musical sound b) its quality 2. an intonation, pitch, modulation, etc. of the voice that expresses a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tone — bezeichnet: Personen mit dem Vor , Nach oder Künstlernamen Tone, siehe Tone (Name) mehrere japanische Kriegsschiffe: Tone (1907), ein Geschützter Kreuzer Tone (1938), ein schwerer Kreuzer und Typschiff der Tone Klasse Tone (DE 234), eine U Jagd… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tone — Tone, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toning}.] 1. To utter with an affected tone. [1913 Webster] 2. To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See {Tune}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 3. (Photog.) To bring, as a print, to a certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tone — puede referirse a: Lugares: Río Tone (Inglaterra). Un río en Somerset, Inglaterra. Río Tone (Japón). Un río en la región de Kantō. Tone (Ibaraki). Distrito de Tone (Gunma), Japón. Tône, una prefectura en Togo. Barcos: Tone (1910) Tone (1938) Tone …   Wikipedia Español

  • tone in — ˌtone ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they tone in he/she/it tones in present participle toning in past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • tone — UK US /təʊn/ noun [S] COMMUNICATIONS ► an electronic sound that you hear on a phone line: »Please leave your message after the tone. ● a busy tone Cf. a busy tone → See also DIAL TONE(Cf. ↑dial tone), DIALLING TONE …   Financial and business terms

  • tone — ► NOUN 1) a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength. 2) the sound of a person s voice, expressing a feeling or mood. 3) general character: trust her to lower the tone of the conversation. 4) (also whole tone) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • tone — [n1] pitch, volume accent, emphasis, force, inflection, intonation, modulation, resonance, strength, stress, timbre, tonality; concept 65 tone [n2] attitude, spirit air, approach, aspect, character, condition, current, drift, effect, expression,… …   New thesaurus

  • Tone — Tone, die Rückstände der Verwitterung tonerdehaltiger Silikatgesteine, unterschieden als magere Tone mit größerem, als fette mit geringem Sandgehalt. Ein sehr reiner Ton ist Kaolin (s.d.). Vgl. a. Aluminium …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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