What is tone of voice?

  • (noun): The quality of a person's voice.
    Example: "He spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
    Synonyms: tone

Famous quotes containing the words tone of voice, tone of, voice and/or tone:

    Eloquence resides as much in the tone of voice, in the eyes, and in the expression of the face, as in the choice of words.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    Eloquence resides as much in the tone of voice, in the eyes, and in the expression of the face, as in the choice of words.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    The steel decks rock with the lightning shock, and shake with the
    great recoil,
    And the sea grows red with the blood of the dead and reaches for his spoil—
    But not till the foe has gone below or turns his prow and runs,
    Shall the voice of peace bring sweet release to the men behind the
    guns!
    John Jerome Rooney (1866–1934)

    Our medieval historians who prefer to rely as much as possible on official documents because the chronicles are unreliable, fall thereby into an occasionally dangerous error. The documents tell us little about the difference in tone which separates us from those times; they let us forget the fervent pathos of medieval life.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)