Word:

Tone

Pronunciation: tōn
n.1.Sound, or the character of a sound, or a sound considered as of this or that character; as, a low, high, loud, grave, acute, sweet, or harsh tone.
2.(Rhet.) Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion.
Eager his tone, and ardent were his eyes.
- Dryden.
3.A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone.
4.(Mus.) A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones.
5.(Med.) That state of a body, or of any of its organs or parts, in which the animal functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.
6.(Physiol.) Tonicity; as, arterial tone.
7.State of mind; temper; mood.
Their tone was dissatisfied, almost menacing.
- W. C. Bryant.
8.Tenor; character; spirit; drift; as, the tone of his remarks was commendatory.
9.General or prevailing character or style, as of morals, manners, or sentiment, in reference to a scale of high and low; as, a low tone of morals; a tone of elevated sentiment; a courtly tone of manners.
10.The general effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, together with color in the case of a painting; - commonly used in a favorable sense; as, this picture has tone.
11.(Physiol.) Quality, with respect to attendant feeling; the more or less variable complex of emotion accompanying and characterizing a sensation or a conceptual state; as, feeling tone; color tone.
12.Color quality proper; - called also hue. Also, a gradation of color, either a hue, or a tint or shade.
She was dressed in a soft cloth of a gray tone.
- Sir G. Parker.
13.(Plant Physiol.) The condition of normal balance of a healthy plant in its relations to light, heat, and moisture.
Tone color
(Mus.) see the Note under def. 4, above.
Tone syllable
an accented syllable.
- M. Stuart.
v. t.1.To utter with an affected tone.
[imp. & p. p. Toned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Toning.]
2.To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t.
3.(Photog.) To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.
To tone down
a - To cause to give lower tone or sound; to give a lower tone to.
b - (Paint.) To modify, as color, by making it less brilliant or less crude; to modify, as a composition of color, by making it more harmonius.
Noun1.tone - the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
Synonyms: tone of voice
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"
3.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"
Synonyms: timbre, quality, timber
4.tone - 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"
5.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"
Synonyms: tint, shade, tincture
6.Tonetone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
Synonyms: musical note, note
7.tone - a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies"
Synonyms: pure tone
8.tone - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
Synonyms: tonicity, tonus
9.tone - a musical interval of two semitones
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"
Verb1.tone - utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
Synonyms: intone, chant
2.tone - of one's speech, varying the pitch
Synonyms: inflect, modulate
3.tone - change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
4.tone - change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"
5.tone - give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles"
Synonyms: tone up, strengthen
tone - brightness
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on paint, smear, snap, social science, soft-pedal, soften, soften up, somatotype, sonority, sonorousness, sort, speech tune, spiccato, spirit, spirits, spring, springiness, staccato, stain, stamp, standard pitch, state of mind, step, stipple, story, streak, stream, stress, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness, stripe, structure, style, subdue, subject, subplot, suchness, suprasegmental, sustained note, sway, sweetness, swing, switch, system, tack, tactics, technique, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, tercet, the drill, the general tendency, the how, the main course, the way of, thematic development, theme, thew, thewiness, thews, third, thirty-second note, timbre, time spirit, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tonality, tone color, tone down, tone of voice, tone quality, tone up, tonelessness, tonicity, tonus, topic, treatment, trend, triplet, tune, tune up, tunefulness, turn, twist, type, undercoat, undercolor, undertone, unison interval, value, values, varnish, vein, voce, voice, 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