Antonyms

1. tone-deaf

adjective. unable to appreciate music.

Antonyms

  • heedful

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2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. deaf

adjective. ['ˈdɛf'] lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.

Synonyms

  • deaf-mute
  • hard-of-hearing
  • profoundly deaf
  • unhearing
  • hearing-impaired
  • deafened
  • deaf-and-dumb
  • deaf as a post
  • tone-deaf

Antonyms

  • inattentiveness
  • partial
  • reactive
  • interested

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. deaf

noun. ['ˈdɛf'] people who have severe hearing impairments.

Synonyms

  • people

Antonyms

  • superior
  • careful

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. 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))

10. 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))

Example sentences of the word tone-deaf


1. Noun Phrase
While Kavangh's comments ring somewhat tone deaf (and petty), there's no doubt that the issue is real: Service animals require extensive training, which often costs the pet owner thousands of dollars.

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