tone

All Noun
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  • These letters set the tone for their relationship over the next two years.
  • The novel has a very different tone to the previous books in the series.
  • I certainly use it more in the studio when you want to get a certain tone.
  • This film was to set the tone of her early career.
  • All this I said in a most matter-of-fact tone. Cited from The Indiscretion of the Duchess, by Anthony Hope
  • All this I said in a most matter-of-fact tone. Cited from The Indiscretion of the Duchess, by Anthony Hope
  • In these cases, skin-tone and hair color are not so important.
  • It is also almost always used as the final tone (hence the name).
  • He asked the question in a quiet, matter-of-fact tone. Cited from What Timmy Did, by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • He asked the question in a quiet, matter-of-fact tone. Cited from What Timmy Did, by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • "How did you know?" she asked, in a matter-of-fact tone. Cited from The Second Class Passenger, by Perceval Gibbon
  • "How did you know?" she asked, in a matter-of-fact tone. Cited from The Second Class Passenger, by Perceval Gibbon
  • He called for a new style of official writing, friendly in tone and easy to understand.
  • Some cities use the Attack tone as their fire call.
  • When two simple tones are put together they create a complex tone.
  • "Then why do not you reform?" she asked, in a matter-of fact tone. Cited from What Dreams May Come, by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • "Then why do not you reform?" she asked, in a matter-of fact tone. Cited from What Dreams May Come, by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • He was of medium height and his skin tone was dark brown.
  • Many languages use tone in a more limited way.
  • Even now I cannot bring myself to write the line without toning it down. Cited from Back Home, by Eugene Wood
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Meaning of tone

  • noun The quality of a person's voice
    he began in a conversational tone, he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    the Beijing dialect uses four tones
  • noun A steady sound without overtones
    they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies
  • noun A musical interval of two semitones
  • noun 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
  • verb Utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
    The students chanted the same slogan over and over again
  • verb Vary the pitch of one's speech
  • verb Change the color or tone of
    tone a negative
  • verb Change to a color image
    tone a photographic image
  • verb Give a healthy elasticity to
    Let's tone our muscles