Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tone

10 senses of tone

Sense 1
tone, tone of voice -- (the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice")
       => manner of speaking, speech, delivery -- (your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech")

Sense 2
tone -- ((linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones")
       => pitch -- (the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration)

Sense 3
timbre, timber, quality, tone -- ((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")
       => sound property -- (an attribute of sound)

Sense 4
spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell -- (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")
       => atmosphere, ambiance, ambience -- (a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement")

Sense 5
shade, tint, tincture, tone -- (a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted")
       => color, colour, coloring, colouring -- (a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light")

Sense 6
note, musical note, tone -- (a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long")
       => musical notation -- ((music) notation used by musicians)

Sense 7
tone, pure tone -- (a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies")
       => sound, auditory sensation -- (the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds")

Sense 8
tonicity, tonus, tone -- (the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity")
       => tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness -- (the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body")

Sense 9
tone, whole tone, step, whole step -- (a musical interval of two semitones)
       => interval, musical interval -- (the difference in pitch between two notes)

Sense 10
tone -- (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 welcome")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tone

5 senses of tone

Sense 1
tone, chant, intone -- (utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again")
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 2
tone, inflect, modulate -- (vary the pitch of one's speech)
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 3
tone -- (change the color or tone of; "tone a negative")
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Sense 4
tone -- (change to a color image; "tone a photographic image")
       => color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")

Sense 5
tone, tone up, strengthen -- (give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles")
       => exercise, work out -- (do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day")

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