Tone

  • (noun): A musical interval of two semitones.
    Synonyms: whole tone, step, whole step
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tone, tones:

Tone, Ibaraki
... Tone (利根町, Tone-machi?) is a town located in Kitasōma District, Ibaraki, Japan ...
Bantry Bay - History - Rebellion of 1798
... where an earlier attempt to land launch a rebellion was made by a French fleet, including Wolfe Tone in December 1796 ... Tone wrote of the expedition in his diary, saying that We were close enough to toss a biscuit ashore ... The square in Bantry is today named after Wolfe Tone ...
Limburgish Language - Tone - Particular Local Features - Diphthongization
... and Maastricht, especially the mid and high vowels tend to diphthongize when they have a push tone ... and lexical "grave" "hole next to a road" Verbs distinguish mood with tone "We conquer!" "May we conquer!" The difference between push tone and dragging tone may also purely mark grammatical ...
Shanghainese - Phonology - Tones - Tone Sandhi
... Tone sandhi is a process whereby adjacent tones undergo dramatic alteration in connected speech ... Similar to other Northern Wu dialects, Shanghainese is characterized by two forms of tone sandhi a word tone sandhi and a phrasal tone sandhi ... Word tone sandhi in Shanghainese can be described as left-prominent and is characterized by a dominance of the first syllable over the contour of the entire tone domain ...

More definitions of "tone":

  • (verb): Give a healthy elasticity to.
    Example: "Let's tone our muscles"
    Synonyms: tone up, strengthen
  • (verb): Utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically.
    Synonyms: chant, intone
  • (noun): The quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author.
    Example: "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): Change the color or tone of.
    Example: "Tone a negative"
  • (noun): (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages.
    Example: "The Beijing dialect uses four tones"
  • (noun): A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color.
    Synonyms: shade, tint, tincture
  • (noun): A notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound.
    Synonyms: note, musical note
  • (noun): The elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli.
    Synonyms: tonicity, tonus
  • (noun): The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
    Example: "A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"
    Synonyms: spirit, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell
  • (noun): (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound).
    Synonyms: timbre, timber, quality
  • (verb): Change to a color image.
    Example: "Tone a photographic image"
  • (noun): A steady sound without overtones.
    Synonyms: pure tone
  • (noun): The quality of a person's voice.
    Example: "He began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
    Synonyms: tone of voice

Famous quotes containing the word tone:

    Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

    There was about all the Romans a heroic tone peculiar to ancient life. Their virtues were great and noble, and these virtues made them great and noble. They possessed a natural majesty that was not put on and taken off at pleasure, as was that of certain eastern monarchs when they put on or took off their garments of Tyrian dye. It is hoped that this is not wholly lost from the world, although the sense of earthly vanity inculcated by Christianity may have swallowed it up in humility.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    We often contradict an opinion when it is actually only the tone with which it was put forward that is uncongenial to us.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)