16 Definitions of Tone

The meaning of the word tone, the definition of Tone:

n. - 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.

n. - Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion.

n. - 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.

n. - A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones.

n. - 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.

n. - The peculiar quality of sound in any voice or instrument; as, a rich tone, a reedy tone.

n. - A mode or tune or plain chant; as, the Gregorian tones.

n. - 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.

n. - Tonicity; as, arterial tone.

n. - State of mind; temper; mood.

n. - Tenor; character; spirit; drift; as, the tone of his remarks was commendatory.

n. - 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.

n. - 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.

v. t. - To utter with an affected tone.

v. t. - To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t.

v. t. - To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.

The word "tone" uses 4 letters: E N O T

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after tone, or to tone in any order:

a - atone oaten   b - beton   c - cento conte   d - noted toned   f - often   j - jeton   k - token   l - lento   m - monte   n - nonet tenno tenon tonne   p - netop   r - noter tenor toner trone   s - notes onset seton steno stone tones   y - toney  

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en eon et ne neo net no not oe on one te ten to toe ton

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