Tone

A quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

The elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

Examples

A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting

A notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

Give a healthy elasticity to

Examples

Let's tone our muscles

(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

A musical interval of two semitones

The quality of a person's voice

Synonyms

Tone of voice

Derivation

Intonate

Examples

He began in a conversational tone

He spoke in a nervous tone of voice

Vary the pitch of one's speech

Utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

A steady sound without overtones

Synonyms

Pure tone

Has types

Harmonic

Derivation

Tonal

Examples

They tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies

Change the color or tone of

Derivation

Toner

Examples

Tone a negative

Change to a color image

Derivation

Toner

Examples

Tone a photographic image

(linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages

In category

Linguistics

Type of

Pitch

Examples

The Beijing dialect uses four tones

The quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author

Type of

Quality

Examples

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