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tone at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


tone at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

13c., from O.Fr. ton, from L. tonus "a sound, tone, accent," lit. "stretching" (in M.L., a term peculiar to music), from Gk. tonos "vocal pitch, raising of voice, accent, key in music," originally "a stretching, taut string," related to teinein "to stretch," from PIE *ton-/*ten- "stretch." Sense of "manner of speaking" is from 1610. First reference to firmness of body is from 1669. Tonal is attested from 1776; atonal first attested 1922; tonality is from 1838. ///

tone at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W2 n ----------//
1 voice:
2 sound:
3 general feeling/attitude:
4 colour:
5 electronic sound:
6 raise/lower the tone (of something):
7 body:
8 music:
9 voice level: ----------// [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Latin; Origin: tonus 'tension, tone', from Greek tonos]//
1 VOICE: [C] the way your voice sounds, which shows how you are feeling or what you mean// in a ... tone// --'You must be Annie,' he said in a friendly tone.// in sb's tone// --There was urgency in his tone.// --Her tone was sharp with anger.// --It was obvious from her tone of voice that she didn't like me.// don't take that tone with me (=do not speak to me in that rude or unpleasant way) //
2 SOUND: [U and C] the quality of a sound, especially the sound of a musical instrument or someone's voice// pitch, timbre// --the guitar's clean tone// in ... tones// --They talked in hushed tones.// --'No I didn't,' he said in a low tone (=quietly) .// deep-toned/even-toned/shrill-toned etc (=having a low, calm etc tone) // --an even-toned voice//
3 GENERAL FEELING/ATTITUDE: [singular, U] the general feeling or attitude expressed in a piece of writing, a speech, an activity etc// tone of// --The tone of the report was radical.// --The meetings were noted for their deeply religious tone.// in tone// --The article was moderate in tone.// set the tone (for/of sth) (=establish the general attitude or feeling of an event, activity etc) // --Opening remarks are important since they set the tone for the rest of the interview.//
4 COLOUR: [U and C] one of the many types of a particular colour, each slightly darker, lighter, brighter etc than the next// shade// tone of// --different tones of green// --Perhaps a darker tone would be better.// --your skin tone (=the colour of your skin) // in tone// --The dried colour is slightly deeper in tone than it appears when first applied.// two-tone//
5 ELECTRONIC SOUND: [C] a sound made by electronic equipment, such as a telephone// --Please leave a message after the tone.// dial tone AmE // /dialling tone BrE (=the sound you hear when you pick up the telephone that lets you know that you can make a call) // busy tone AmE // /engaged tone BrE (=the sound you hear when you telephone someone but they are already talking to someone else) //
6 raise/lower the tone (of sth): to make a place or event more or less socially acceptable, attractive etc// --That horrible building lowers the whole tone of the neighborhood.// --Trust you to lower the tone of the conversation (=by making rude remarks etc) .//
7 BODY: [U] technical how firm and strong your muscles or skin are// --A regular brisk walk will improve muscle tone .//
8 MUSIC: [C] technical the difference in pitch between two musical notes that are separated by one key on the piano// American Equivalent: step//
9 VOICE LEVEL: [C] technical how high or low your voice is when you produce different sounds// --There is a falling tone on the first syllable and a rising tone on the other.//
tone 2 v [T] also tone up// to improve the strength and firmness of your muscles, skin etc// --Exercise can strengthen and tone muscles.// --He began to use weights in order to tone up his body.// --a well-toned body// tone down [tone sth → down] phr v//
1 to reduce the effect of something such as a speech or piece of writing, so that people will not be offended: --His advisers told him to tone down his speech.//
2 to make a colour less bright: --Blue can be used to tone down very sunny rooms.// tone in phr v// if one colour or pattern tones in with another, they are similar and look good together// tone in with// --Choose candles that will tone in with your tablecloth and china.//

tone at Danish => English Of Explained:


töne at German => English Of Explained:

chimes, tones

töne at German => English Of Explained:

chimes, tones

tone at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In linguistics, a variation in the pitch of the voice while speaking. The term is usually applied to languages (called tone languages) in which pitch differentiates words with an identical sequences of consonants and vowels. For example, man in Mandarin Chinese may mean either "deceive" or "slow," depending on its pitch. In tone languages, what matters is not absolute pitch but the pitch of one word relative to another or how pitch changes within a word.

tone at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

488 Moby Thesaurus words for "tone":
French pitch, Munsell chroma, Zeitgeist, accent, accidental,
achromatism, action, actions, activity, acts, adaptability,
address, affect, affectation, air, algorithm, anagnorisis, angle,
apply paint, approach, architectonics, architecture, argument,
arrangement, aspect, atmosphere, attack, attitude, audio frequency,
aura, background, balance, bearing, bedaub, bedizen, beef,
beefiness, begild, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm,
behavioral science, bend, besmear, bias, blend, body-build, bounce,
bounciness, brand, brawn, brawniness, breve, brighten up,
brightness, brush on paint, brushwork, buoyance, buoyancy,
calcimine, carriage, cast, catastrophe, character, characteristic,
characteristics, characterization, chroma, chromatic color,
chromaticity, chromatism, chromism, classical pitch, climate, coat,
color, color balance, color harmony, color quality, color scheme,
coloration, colorimetric quality, coloring, complexion,
complication, comportment, composition, conduct,
consecutive intervals, constituents, constitution, continuity,
contrivance, cool color, course, cover, crasis, crotchet, cue,
culture pattern, current, custom, dab, dampen, daub,
decorator color, deep-dye, degree, demeanor, demisemiquaver,
denouement, deportment, depth, design, development, device, dharma,
diapason, diatessaron, diathesis, diatonic interval,
diatonic semitone, dip, direction, dispose, disposition, distemper,
doing, doings, dominant, dominant note, double whole note,
double-dye, draftsmanship, drift, dulcetness, dull, dye,
eighth note, elasticity, emblazon, emphasis, enamel, engild,
enharmonic, enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval,
enharmonic note, episode, ethos, extensibility, fable, face,
falling action, fashion, fast-dye, feel, feeling, fiber, fifth,
flat, flexibility, folkway, force, form, fourth, frame,
frame of mind, frequency, fresco, freshen up, fullness,
fundamental, fundamental tone, genius, gestures, gild, gimmick,
give, glacial movement, glaze, gloss, goings-on, grain, grouping,
guise, habit, half note, half step, halftone, harmonic, heart,
heftiness, height, hemidemisemiquaver, high pitch, hue, humor,
humors, huskiness, ilk, illuminate, imbue, incident, incline,
induce, inflection, influence, ingrain, interval, intonation,
intonation pattern, involuntary muscle, japan, key, kind, lacquer,
lay on color, lead, less semitone, lightness, limber up, line,
line of action, lines, liveliness, local color, low pitch,
main current, mainstream, maintien, makeup, manner,
manner of speaking, manner of working, manners, means,
mellifluence, mellifluousness, melodic interval, melodiousness,
melody, method, methodology, methods, mien, milieu, mind, minim,
mode, mode of expression, mode of operation, mode of procedure,
moderate, modify, modulate, modulation, modus operandi,
modus vivendi, mold, monotone, monotony, mood, morale, motif,
motion, motions, move, movement, movements, moves, muscle,
muscularity, musculature, musical note, musical quality,
musical sound, musicality, mute, mythos, natural, natural color,
nature, neutral color, new philharmonic pitch, note,
observable behavior, octave, order, overtone, paint, painterliness,
pallor, parallel octaves, parget, partial, partial tone,
patent note, pattern, peripeteia, perspective, persuade,
philharmonic pitch, philosophical pitch, phrasing, physique,
pigment, pitch, pitch accent, plan, plot, poise, port, pose,
posture, practice, praxis, predispose, presence, prime, procedure,
proceeding, process, prompt, property, purity, quality,
quarter note, quaver, quieten, rebound, recognition, reduce,
register, reinvigorate, report, resilience, resiliency, resonance,
responding note, responsiveness, revitalize, richness,
rising action, routine, run, saturation, scheme, second,
secondary plot, semibreve, semiquaver, semitone, sense, set,
seventh, shade, shading, shadow, shape, shaped note, sharp,
shellac, sinew, sinewiness, sinews, sixteenth note, sixth,
sixty-fourth note, skin color, slant, slop on paint, smear, snap,
social science, soft-pedal, soften, soften up, somatotype,
sonority, sonorousness, sort, sound, 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,
voice qualifier, voice quality, voluntary muscle, warm color, wash,
way, way of life, way of saying, ways, wear down, weigh with,
whitewash, whole note, whole step, wise, work

tone at Danish => English Of Explained:


Töne at German => English Of Explained:

Töne [tøːnə]npl
chimes, tones

tone at Swahili => English Of Explained:

ndelingo) crayf

tone at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (State): state, condition, category, lot, mood, plight, temper, aspect, appearance, dilemma, pass, predicament, constitution, frame, fabric, stamp, set, fit, mold , mould , mode, modality, form, shape, tone, tenor, turn, trim, guise, fashion, light, complexion, style, character.

[N] (Strength): strength, power, energy, dynamism, vigor, force, brute force, spring, elasticity, tone, stoutness, stamina, nerve, muscle, pith, pithiness, manliness, vitality.

[N] (Tendency): tendency, aptness, aptitude, proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, predisposition, inclination, propensity, susceptibility, mood, drift, direction, conduciveness.

[N] (Sound): sound, noise, strain, accent, twang, intonation, tone, cadence, sonorousness.

[N] (Melody): melody, rhythm, measure, rhyme, pitch, timbre, tone, scale, diapason, key, clef, modulation, syncopation.

[N] (Color): color, hue, tint, tinge, dye, complexion, shade, tincture, cast, coloration, glow, flush, tone, key, coloring, tone.

[N] (Color): color, hue, tint, tinge, dye, complexion, shade, tincture, cast, coloration, glow, flush, tone, key, coloring, tone.

[N] (Voice): voice, organ, lungs, bellows, good voice, tone, sound, vocalization, cry, strain, utterance, exclamation, vociferation, enunciation, articulation, interjection, whisper, voice, accent, intonation.

[N] (Affections): affections, emotions, character, qualities, disposition, nature, spirit, tone, temper, temperament, frame of mind, mindset, predilection, predisposition, propensity, mettle.

tone at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
of voice
1 [C] the quality of sb's voice, especially expressing a particular emotion:
speaking in hushed / low / clipped / measured tones * a light / dry / sharp / conversational tone * a tone of bitterness / command / surprise * Don't speak to me in that tone of voice (= in that unpleasant or critical way). * There's no need to take that tone with me-it's not my fault we're late.
character / atmosphere
2 [sing.] the general character and attitude of sth such as a piece of writing, or the atmosphere of an event:
The overall tone of the book is gently nostalgic. * She set the tone for the meeting with a firm statement of company policy. * Trust you to lower the tone of the conversation (= for example by telling a rude joke). * The article was moderate in tone and presented both sides of the case. * The newspaper said voters had been turned off by the negative tone of the campaign.
of sound
3 [C] the quality of a sound, especially the sound of a musical instrument or one produced by electronic equipment:
the full, rich, tone of the trumpet * the volume and tone controls on a car stereo
4 [C] a shade of a colour:
a carpet in warm tones of brown and orange
of muscles / skin
5 [U] how strong and firm your muscles or skin are:
how to improve your muscle / skin tone
on telephone
6 [C] a sound heard on a telephone line: (BrE) the dialling tone * (AmE) the dial tone * Please speak after the tone (= for example as an instruction on an answering machine).
in music
7 (BrE) (AmE whole step) [C] one of the five longer INTERVALS in a musical scale, for example the INTERVAL between C and D or between E and F{sharp}
compare SEMITONE, STEP n. (10)
8 [C] the PITCH (= how high or low a sound is) of a syllable in speaking:
a rising / falling tone
9 (in adjectives) having the type of tone mentioned:
a bright-toned soprano * olive-toned skin
muscles / skin
1 [VN] ~ sth (up) to make your muscles, skin, etc. firmer and stronger:
Massage will help to tone up loose skin under the chin. * a beautifully toned body
2 [V] ~ (in) (with sth) (BrE) to match the colour of sth:
The beige of his jacket toned (in) with the cream shirt.
tone sth<->down
1 to make a speech, an opinion, etc. less extreme or offensive:
The language of the article will have to be toned down for the mass market.
2 to make a colour less bright

Tone at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Tone \Tone\, n.
1. (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.

2. 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.

3. (Plant Physiol.) The condition of normal balance of a
healthy plant in its relations to light, heat, and

Tone \Tone\, n. [F. ton, L. tonus a sound, tone, fr. Gr. ? a
stretching, straining, raising of the voice, pitch, accent,
measure or meter, in pl., modes or keys differing in pitch;
akin to ? to stretch or strain. See {Thin}, and cf.
{Monotonous}, {Thunder}, {Ton} fasion,{Tune}.]
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.

[Harmony divine] smooths her charming tones.

Tones that with seraph hymns might blend. --Keble.

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) A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of
the octave; she has good high tones.
(b) The larger kind of interval between contiguous sounds
in the diatonic scale, the smaller being called a
semitone as, a whole tone too flat; raise it a tone.
(c) The peculiar quality of sound in any voice or
instrument; as, a rich tone, a reedy tone.
(d) A mode or tune or plain chant; as, the Gregorian

Note: The use of the word tone, both for a sound and for the
interval between two sounds or tones, is confusing, but
is common -- almost universal.

Note: Nearly every musical sound is composite, consisting of
several simultaneous tones having different rates of
vibration according to fixed laws, which depend upon
the nature of the vibrating body and the mode of
excitation. The components (of a composite sound) are
called partial tones; that one having the lowest rate
of vibration is the fundamental tone, and the other
partial tones are called harmonics, or overtones. The
vibration ratios of the partial tones composing any
sound are expressed by all, or by a part, of the
numbers in the series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.; and the
quality of any sound (the tone color) is due in part to
the presence or absence of overtones as represented in
this series, and in part to the greater or less
intensity of those present as compared with the
fundamental tone and with one another. Resultant tones,
combination tones, summation tones, difference tones,
Tartini's tones (terms only in part synonymous) are
produced by the simultaneous sounding of two or more
primary (simple or composite) 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.

Note: In this sense, the word is metaphorically applied to
character or faculties, intellectual and moral; as, his
mind has lost its tone.

6. (Physiol.) Tonicity; as, arterial tone.

7. State of mind; temper; mood.

The strange situation I am in and the melancholy
state of public affairs, . . . drag the mind down .
. . from a philosophical tone or temper, to the
drudgery of private and public business.

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.

{Tone color}. (Mus.) see the Note under def. 4, above.

{Tone syllable}, an accented syllable. --M. Stuart.

Tone \Tone\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To utter with an affected tone.

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.

Its thousand hues toned down harmoniusly. --C.
(c) Fig.: To moderate or relax; to diminish or weaken the
striking characteristics of; to soften.

The best method for the purpose in hand was to
employ some one of a character and position
suited to get possession of their confidence,
and then use it to tone down their religious
strictures. --Palfrey.

{To tone up}, to cause to give a higher tone or sound; to
give a higher tone to; to make more intense; to heighten;
to strengthen.

tone at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Sensible \Sen"si*ble\, a. [F., fr. L. sensibilis, fr. sensus
1. Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible
through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the
mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or
understanding; ?????? heat; sensible resistance.

Air is sensible to the touch by its motion.

The disgrace was more sensible than the pain. --Sir
W. Temple.

Any very sensible effect upon the prices of things.
--A. Smith.

2. Having the capacity of receiving impressions from external
objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of
the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or
mentally; impressible.

Would your cambric were sensible as your finger.

3. Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected;
having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also,
readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as,
a sensible thermometer. ``With affection wondrous
sensible.'' --Shak.

4. Perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or
the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be
convinced; satisfied; persuaded.

He [man] can not think at any time, waking or
sleeping, without being sensible of it. --Locke.

They are now sensible it would have been better to
comply than to refuse. --Addison.

5. Having moral perception; capable of being affected by
moral good or evil.

6. Possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or
characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise.

Now a sensible man, by and by a fool. --Shak.

{Sensible note} or {tone} (Mus.), the major seventh note of
any scale; -- so called because, being but a half step
below the octave, or key tone, and naturally leading up to
that, it makes the ear sensible of its approaching sound.
Called also the {leading tone}.

{Sensible horizon}. See {Horizon}, n., 2.
(a) .

Syn: Intelligent; wise.

Usage: {Sensible}, {Intelligent}. We call a man sensible
whose judgments and conduct are marked and governed by
sound judgment or good common semse. We call one
intelligent who is quick and clear in his
understanding, i. e., who discriminates readily and
nicely in respect to difficult and important
distinction. The sphere of the sensible man lies in
matters of practical concern; of the intelligent man,
in subjects of intellectual interest. ``I have been
tired with accounts from sensible men, furnished with
matters of fact which have happened within their own
knowledge.'' --Addison. ``Trace out numerous footsteps
. . . of a most wise and intelligent architect
throughout all this stupendous fabric.'' --Woodward.

tone at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:



tone at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a
conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of
voice" [syn: {tone of voice}]
2: (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: (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" [syn: {timbre}, {timber}, {quality}]
4: 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" [syn: {spirit}, {feel},
{feeling}, {flavor}, {flavour}, {look}, {smell}]
5: 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" [syn: {shade}, {tint}, {tincture}]
6: a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical
sound; "the singer held the note too long" [syn: {note}, {musical
7: a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing
with pure tones of different frequencies" [syn: {pure tone}]
8: the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that
facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my
tonicity" [syn: {tonicity}, {tonus}] [ant: {atonicity}]
9: a musical interval of two semitones [syn: {whole tone}, {step},
{whole step}]
10: 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

v 1: utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The
students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
[syn: {chant}, {intone}]
2: of one's speech, varying the pitch [syn: {inflect}, {modulate}]
3: change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
4: change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"
5: give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles" [syn:
{tone up}, {strengthen}]

tone at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Tone|Töne


Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology 1

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » ton|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » tonus||sound, tone|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » τόνος|tr=tonos|sc=polytonic||strain, tension, pitch|lang=grc, from Inter: term » τείνω|tr=teinō|sc=polytonic||I stretch|lang=grc


* Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » tōn, Inter: IPA » /təʊn/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /t@Un/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » tōn, Inter: IPA » /toʊn/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /toUn/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-tone.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊn


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: musi » c A specific pitch.
    1. Inter: musi » c (in the diatonic scale) An interval of a major second.
    2. Inter: musi » c (in a Gregorian chant) A recitational melody.
    3. The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice.
    4. General character, mood, or trend.
    5. : Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the evening.
    6. Inter: linguistic » s The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese.
    7. Inter: literatur » e The manner in which speech or writing is expressed.
    8. The shade or quality of a colour.
    9. The definition and firmness of a muscle or organ. see also: tonus
    10. Inter: biolog » y The state of a living body or of any of its organs or parts in which the functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.
    11. Inter: biolog » y Normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli.
      * (an interval of a major second): whole tone
      Derived terms
      * dial tone

  • halftone
  • muscle tone
  • semitone
  • tonebar, tone bar
  • tone of voice
    Related terms
    * atonal
  • tonal
  • diatonic
  • intonation
  • intone
  • monotone
  • ringtone
  • tone-deaf
  • tone-deafness
  • tonal
  • tonality
  • tonic
  • tonicity
  • tune
  • toneme
    Inter: trans-top » specific pitch, quality and duration; a note
  • Catalan: to {{m}}
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|tón|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tone
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|toon, Inter: t+ » nl|noot
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ääni, Inter: t+ » fi|nuotti
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ton
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|nipi
  • Hebrew: צליל (tslil) {{m}}, טון (ton) {{m}}
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ton|m
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|tonis|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lithuanian: tonas {{m}}
    • Malagasy: Inter: t- » mg|nôty
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|ton|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tom|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тон|m|tr=ton
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tono
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ton
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|tiếng

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » interval of a major second
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|tón|m
    • Dutch: hele toon
    • Hebrew: טון (ton) {{m}}
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ton|m
    • Lithuanian: tonas {{m}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tom|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тон|m|tr=ton
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tono
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|helton|c
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|nốt

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » recitational melody
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ton
    • Malagasy: Inter: t+ » mg|feo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|klang
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|toon, Inter: t- » nl|timbre
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ton
    • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|nipi
    • Hebrew: צליל (tslil) {{m}}, טון (ton) {{m}}
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|glór|m
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|tonis|m
    • Lithuanian: tonas {{m}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malagasy: Inter: t- » mg|tondrom-peo
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tom|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тон|m|tr=ton
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tono
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|klang|c
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|âm sắc, Inter: t+ » vi|tiếng, Inter: t+ » vi|giọng

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|نغمة|f|tr=nághma, Inter: t- » ar|نغم|m|tr=naghm
    • Burmese: Inter: t- » my|အသံအနိမ့်အမြင့်|tr=ăthan-ănein.ămyin.|sc=Mymr
    • Catalan: to
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|聲調|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|声调|tr=shēngdiào|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|聲|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|声|tr=shēng|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » 4 tones Inter: t » cmn|四聲|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|四声|tr=sì shēng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|tón|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tone, Inter: t- » da|tonefald
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|toon
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tooni
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ton|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ton|m
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ton|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|声調|tr=せいちょう, seichō

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|សូរ|tr=soo, soora'|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|성조|tr=seongjo|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|聲調|sc=Hani)
  • Inter: trreq » lo
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|tonis|m
  • Lithuanian: tonas {{m}}
  • Malagasy: Inter: t- » mg|haabom-peo
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tom|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тон|m|tr=ton
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tono
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone
  • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|เสียง|tr=sĭang
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|thanh điệu (Inter: t- » vi|聲調|sc=Hani), Inter: t+ » vi|giọng, Inter: t+ » vi|thanh
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|tôn

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » manner in which speech or writing is expressed
    • Catalan: to
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tone, Inter: t- » da|tonefald
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|toon
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|äänensävy
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stimmung|f
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|cuma|m
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|tonis|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lithuanian: tonas {{m}}
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tom|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|интонация|m|tr=intonácija, Inter: t+ » ru|тон|m|tr=ton
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tono
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ton

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » shade or quality of a colour
    • Catalan: to
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|farvetone, Inter: t- » da|nuance
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|toon
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Farbton|m
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ton|m
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|tonis|m
    • Lithuanian: tonas, atspalvis {{m}}
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|tona

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: odcień {{m}}
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|tom|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тон|m|tr=ton, Inter: t+ » ru|оттенок|m|tr=ott'énok
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tono
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ton, Inter: t+ » sv|nyans|c
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|sắc

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » firmness of a muscle or organ
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|tonus|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tonus, Inter: t- » da|spændingstilstand
    • Lithuanian: tonusas {{m}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malagasy: Inter: t+ » mg|hery
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тонус|m|tr=tónus
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sheets of sticky plastic with dots printed on them used to create comic books
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » ton|ing
  • Inter: transitiv » e to give a particular tone to
    1. Inter: transitiv » e to change the colour of
    2. Inter: transitiv » e to make (something) firmer
    3. Inter: intransitiv » e to harmonize, especially in colour
      * (give a particular tone to):

  • (change the colour of): color/colour, dye, paint, tint
  • (make firmer): firm, firm up, tone up
  • (harmonize): harmonise/harmonize
    Derived terms
    * toned
  • tone down
  • toner
  • tone up
    Inter: trans-top » give a tone to
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tone
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|tona

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » change the colour of
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tone
    • Malagasy: Inter: t- » mg|mamadi-doko

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|tona

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » make (something) firmer
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|forstærke, Inter: t- » da|styrke

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » harmonize, especially in colour
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|harmonisere
    • Malagasy: Inter: t- » mg|mampirindra

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: гармонировать (garmonírovat’)
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kitone

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » tone|lang=enm, Inter: term » ton|lang=enm, Inter: term » toon|lang=enm, from the incorrect division of Inter: term » |thet one|the/that one|lang=enm. Compare Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » tane|lang=sco in Inter: term » |the tane|lang=sco; see also Inter: l » en|tother.


    Inter: en-pro » n
  • Inter: context » now|_|dialectal The one (of two).
    1. 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
    2. : So wythin the thirde day, there cam to the cité thes two brethirne: the tone hyght Sir Helyus and the other hyght Helake ....


      * Inter: rank » v.|difficult|top|802|tone|silent|takes|honour

      External links

      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


    * Eton
  • note

  • Danish


    * Inter: IPA » /toːnə/|ˈtˢoːnə|lang=da


    Inter: da-noun » n|r
  • Inter: l » en|tone
    1. note


      Inter: da-noun-infl » n|r


      Inter: da-verb » ton|tone|toner|tonede|har|tonet

  • sound
  • Inter: l » en|tone
  • tint

  • Dutch


    Inter: head » nl
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » n=sg|t=pres|m=subj|tonen


    * toen

  • Latin


    Inter: la-noun-form » tone
  • Inter: inflection of » tonus|tonus|voc|s|lang=la

  • Swahili


    Inter: head » sw|noun
  • drop

  • Category: zh-min-nan:tone -
    Translation: cs » tone
    Translation: et » tone
    Translation: el » tone
    Translation: es » tone
    Translation: fr » tone
    Translation: ko » tone
    Translation: io » tone
    Translation: id » tone
    Translation: it » tone
    Translation: kn » tone
    Translation: sw » tone
    Translation: ku » tone
    Translation: li » tone
    Translation: hu » tone
    Translation: mg » tone
    Translation: ml » tone
    Translation: my » tone
    Translation: nl » tone
    Translation: no » tone
    Translation: pl » tone
    Translation: pt » tone
    Translation: ru » tone
    Category: simple:tone -
    Translation: fi » tone
    Translation: sv » tone
    Translation: tl » tone
    Translation: ta » tone
    Translation: te » tone
    Translation: tr » tone
    Translation: vi » tone
    Translation: zh » tone

    Tone at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » tone|Töne



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈtoːnə/|lang=de


  • Inter: plural of » Ton|lang=de

  • Norwegian


    Medieval contraction of Inter: term » Torny|lang=no, from Inter: etyl » non|no Inter: term » Þorný|lang=non.

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » no|proper noun
  • Inter: given name » female|lang=no.

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » no|Tonje
    • Inter: l » no|Thone


      * Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
    • [ ] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 15 092 females with the given name Tone living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

    Translation: id » Tone
    Translation: ku » Tone
    Translation: mg » Tone
    Translation: no » Tone
    Translation: pt » Tone
    Translation: zh » Tone

  • Töne at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: audio » De-Töne.ogg|Audio


  • Inter: plural of » Ton|lang=de

  • Translation: de » Töne
    Translation: ku » Töne
    Translation: mg » Töne
    Translation: sv » Töne
    Translation: zh » Töne