Results for tone

Definitions of tone:

part of speech: noun

The character of a sound: quality of the voice: harmony of the colors of a painting, also its characteristic expression as distinguished by its color: character or style: state of mind: mood: a healthy state of the body.

part of speech: verb transitive

To bring to a required shade or color.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To harmonize in color; as, the wall paper tones with the curtains.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb transitive

To utter with an affected tone: to intone.

part of speech: verb

To utter in an affected tone; to tune.

part of speech: noun

Sound, or quality of sound; note; accent; key; quality of the voice; as, a high tone; interval between two successive whole sound- steps in the major scale; opposite to semitone; condition of the body; as, a healthy tone; the quality and harmony of the colors of a painting; a hue, tint, or shade of color, etc.; as, a brown tone; the general character or tenedncy; as, the tone of the rebuke made it acceptable; the sound of the voice as expressive of feeling; as, there was contempt in her tone.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: noun

Sound, or a modification of sound; a particular inflection of the voice as modified by the feelings or passions; the particular sound of the voice in speaking or reading; the state of the body in regard to the healthy performance of its animal functions; in music, an interval of sound; in paint., the harmony of the colours of a picture in light and shade.

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