Dictionary Results for tones


1. tone - noun

· the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"

Synonym(s): tone_of_voice

Hypernym(s): manner_of_speaking, speech, delivery




2. tone - 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"

Hypernym(s): pitch




3. tone - noun

· (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"

Synonym(s): timbre, timber, quality

Hypernym(s): sound_property




4. tone - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): spirit, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell

Hypernym(s): atmosphere, ambiance, ambience




5. tone - noun

· a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"

Synonym(s): shade, tint, tincture

Hypernym(s): color, colour, coloring, colouring




6. tone - noun

· a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"

Synonym(s): note, musical_note

Hypernym(s): musical_notation




7. tone - noun

· a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies"

Synonym(s): pure_tone

Hypernym(s): sound, auditory_sensation




8. tone - noun

· the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"

Synonym(s): tonicity, tonus

Hypernym(s): tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness




9. tone - noun

· a musical interval of two semitones

Synonym(s): whole_tone, step, whole_step

Hypernym(s): interval, musical_interval




10. tone - 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"

Hypernym(s): quality




11. tone - verb

· utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"

Synonym(s): chant, intone

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise




12. tone - verb

· vary the pitch of one's speech

Synonym(s): inflect, modulate

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise




13. tone - verb

· change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"

Hypernym(s): discolor, discolour, colour, color




14. tone - verb

· change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"

Hypernym(s): color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color_in, colour_in




15. tone - verb

· give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles"

Synonym(s): tone_up, strengthen

Hypernym(s): exercise, work_out





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