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1. tone

noun. ['ˈtoʊn'] the quality of a person's voice.

Synonyms

  • speech
  • tone of voice
  • note
  • rotundity
  • roundness
  • delivery
  • manner of speaking

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • black-and-white
  • pigmentation
  • depigmentation

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Tone

  • diaz-calderon
  • revolucion
  • corporacion
  • concepcion
  • bourguignon
  • unbeknown
  • trombone
  • romanone
  • overthrown
  • overgrown
  • overblown
  • morricone
  • montrone
  • homegrown
  • cipollone
  • calderon
  • yarchoan
  • stallone
  • scavone
  • postpone
  • outgrown
  • mcglone
  • mccrone
  • latrone
  • hipbone
  • dragone
  • dethrone
  • cyclone
  • condone
  • cadrone

Example sentences of the word tone


1. Noun, singular or mass
Terra cotta is a reddish tone that has a bit more intensity but is still mild.

Quotes containing the word tone


1. My parents have always had a great sense of humor. And I really appreciate good humor in songs, witty lyrics that sneak up on you and then you listen again, and say: 'That's so funny.' John Prine's songs have always had this really witty tone.
- Kacey Musgraves

2. From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.
- Edgar Allan Poe

3. He has such a patronizing tone and manner, and such a sarcastic sense of humor. I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed. No, I think he came pretty much off the page.
- Jeremy Northam

2. tone

noun. ['ˈtoʊn'] (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages.

Antonyms

  • familiarity

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. tone

noun. ['ˈtoʊn'] (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound).

Synonyms

  • plangency
  • colour
  • vibrancy
  • stridency
  • nasality
  • color
  • sonorousness
  • timber
  • sonority
  • resonance
  • coloration
  • stridence
  • ringing
  • quality
  • register
  • harmonic
  • shrillness
  • sound property
  • reverberance
  • colouration

Antonyms

  • depress
  • stand still
  • strengthen
  • tonality

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. tone

noun. ['ˈtoʊn'] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • flavor
  • look
  • spirit
  • atmosphere
  • Hollywood
  • Zeitgeist
  • smell
  • flavour
  • ambiance
  • ambience

Antonyms

  • inutility
  • generality
  • fruitfulness
  • naivete

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. tone

noun. ['ˈtoʊn'] a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color.

Synonyms

  • tint
  • tincture
  • undertone
  • colour
  • richness
  • shade
  • colouring
  • mellowness
  • color
  • tinge

Antonyms

  • debilitating
  • atonic
  • atonal
  • walk

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. tone

noun. ['ˈtoʊn'] a steady sound without overtones.

Synonyms

  • sound
  • harmonic
  • pure tone

Antonyms

  • curve
  • ignore
  • low status
  • subordinate

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. tone

noun. ['ˈtoʊn'] a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound.

Synonyms

  • quarter note
  • tonic
  • keynote
  • demisemiquaver
  • pedal
  • passing tone
  • semiquaver
  • eighth note
  • subdominant
  • thirty-second note
  • submediant
  • quaver
  • crotchet
  • sixty-fourth note
  • shake
  • trill
  • acciaccatura
  • musical notation
  • monotone
  • chord
  • grace note
  • hemidemisemiquaver
  • musical scale
  • blue note
  • musical note
  • middle C
  • supertonic
  • minim
  • passing note
  • mediant
  • note
  • appoggiatura
  • half note
  • whole note
  • dominant
  • subtonic
  • pedal point
  • semibreve
  • sixteenth note
  • leading tone

Antonyms

  • blacken
  • stay
  • whiten
  • colorless

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. tone

noun. ['ˈtoʊn'] the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author.

Antonyms

  • modulated

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. tone

verb. ['ˈtoʊn'] give a healthy elasticity to.

Synonyms

  • tone up
  • strengthen
  • exercise

Antonyms

  • worthlessness
  • infidelity
  • unfaithfulness
  • naturalness

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. tone

verb. ['ˈtoʊn'] change to a color image.

Synonyms

  • colorise
  • colour
  • colour in
  • colourise
  • color in
  • color
  • colourize

Antonyms

  • clarity
  • power
  • unsuitableness
  • improbability

Etymology

  • ton (French)
  • tonus (Latin)
  • tone (Middle English (1100-1500))
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