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tone (n):
(linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
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the Beijing dialect uses four tones
tone (n):
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
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the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely.
the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet
tone (n):
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
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after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
Related Words: tincturetint
tone (n):
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
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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
tone (n):
a steady sound without overtones
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they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies
tone (n):
a musical interval of two semitones
tone (n):
a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
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the singer held the note too long
tone (n):
the quality of a person's voice
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he began in a conversational tone.
he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
tone (v):
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
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The students chanted the same slogan over and over again
Related Words: chantin
tone (n):
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
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the feel of the city excited him.
a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting.
it had the smell of treason

Related Words: feelfeelinglookspirit
tone (n):
the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
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the doctor tested my tonicity
Related Words: tonicity
tone (v):
give a healthy elasticity to
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Let's tone our muscles
tone (v):
change to a color image
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tone a photographic image
tone (v):
change the color or tone of
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tone a negative
tone (v):
vary the pitch of one's speech
Related Words: inflectmodulate
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Money is a good servant, but a bad master


If you have money, it will serve you and work for you well. But if you owe money to other people, that money will control you in an unpleasant way.


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