Tone

  • 21 tone — tone1 [ toun ] noun *** ▸ 1 sound of voice ▸ 2 character of something ▸ 3 quality of voice etc. ▸ 4 signal/warning sound ▸ 5 color ▸ 6 of musical note ▸ 7 firmness of muscles etc. ▸ 8 in linguistics 1. ) count or uncount the sound of someone s… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 22 tone — [[t]to͟ʊn[/t]] ♦♦♦ tones, toning, toned 1) N COUNT: with supp, usu pl The tone of a sound is its particular quality. Cross could hear him speaking in low tones to Sarah. ...the clear tone of the bell. 2) N COUNT: usu with supp Someone s tone is a …

    English dictionary

  • 23 tone — I UK [təʊn] / US [toʊn] noun Word forms tone : singular tone plural tones *** 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the sound of someone s voice that shows what they are feeling Meredith trembled at the tenderness in his tone. a tone of voice: Really?… …

    English dictionary

  • 24 tone — 1 noun 1 VOICE SHOWING FEELING (C) (plural) the way your voice sounds that shows how you are feeling, or what you mean: “Why would I lie?” Nora asked in an injured tone. | She spoke in warm tones about her family. | tone of voice spoken (=used… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25 tone — /toʊn / (say tohn) noun 1. any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc.: shrill tones. 2. quality or character of sound. 3. vocal sound; the sound made by vibrating muscular bands in the larynx. 4. a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 26 tone — n. style, trend 1) to set the tone sound 2) dulcet, sweet; harsh; strident tone(s) manner of speaking that reveals the speaker s feelings 3) an abusive; angry; apologetic; arrogant; businesslike; condescending, patronizing; decisive; emphatic;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 27 tone — n. & v. n. 1 a musical or vocal sound, esp. with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength. 2 (often in pl.) modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood (a cheerful tone; suspicious tones). 3 a manner of expression in… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 28 tone — [[t]toʊn[/t]] n. v. toned, ton•ing 1) any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc.: shrill tones[/ex] 2) quality or character of sound 3) vocal sound; the sound made by vibrating muscular bands in the larynx… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 29 tone — 01. Please don t speak to me in that [tone] of voice; it is a little too sarcastic. 02. The Chinese language is difficult to learn for me because it has a number of different [tones] which change the meaning of a word. 03. The whole [tone] of our …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 30 tone — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French tun, ton, from Latin tonus tension, tone, from Greek tonos, literally, act of stretching; akin to Greek teinein to stretch more at thin Date: 14th century 1. vocal or musical sound of a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 31 tone up — verb give a healthy elasticity to Let s tone our muscles • Syn: ↑tone, ↑strengthen • Derivationally related forms: ↑tone (for: ↑tone) • Hypernyms …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 32 tone*/ — [təʊn] noun I 1) [C/U] the sound of someone s voice that shows what they are feeling His tone was angry.[/ex] ‘Really? Simone said in a disbelieving tone of voice.[/ex] 2) [singular/U] the general character of something The positive tone of the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 33 tone — Synonyms and related words: French pitch, Munsell chroma, Zeitgeist, accent, accidental, achromatism, action, actions, activity, acts, adaptability, address, affect, affectation, air, algorithm, anagnorisis, angle, apply paint, approach,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 34 tone — noun 1》 a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength.     ↘a musical note, warble, or other sound used as a signal on a telephone or answering machine. 2》 a modulation of the voice expressing a feeling or mood. 3》… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 35 tone — {{11}}tone (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. ton (13c.), from L. tonus a sound, tone, accent, lit. stretching (in M.L., a term peculiar to music), from Gk. tonos vocal pitch, raising of voice, accent, key in music, originally a stretching, taut string,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 36 tone — 1. noun /təʊn,toʊn/ a) A specific pitch. b) (in the diatonic scale) An interval of a major second. See Also: atonal, tonal, diatonic …

    Wiktionary

  • 37 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 …

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  • 38 tone in — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms tone in : present tense I/you/we/they tone in he/she/it tones in present participle toning in past tense toned in past participle toned in British same as tone II, 2) tone in with: The curtains tone in… …

    English dictionary

  • 39 tone — 1. A musical sound. 2. The character of the voice expressing an emotion. 3. The tension present in resting muscles. 4. Firmness of the tissues; normal functioning of all the organs. 5. To perform toning. [G. tonos, t., or a t.] affective t …

    Medical dictionary

  • 40 tone — noun 1) the tone of the tuba Syn: timbre, sound, sound quality, voice, voice quality, color, tonality 2) the somewhat impatient tone of his letter Syn: mood, air, spirit, feel, sound …

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