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Synonyms for tone

Synonyms for (noun) tone

Synonyms: shade, tincture, tint, tone Definition: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color Usage: after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

Similar words: color, coloring, colour, colouring Definition: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect Usage: a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light

Synonyms: tone Definition: (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages Usage: the Beijing dialect uses four tones

Similar words: pitch Definition: the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

Synonyms: quality, timber, timbre, tone Definition: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound) Usage: the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely; the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet

Similar words: sound property Definition: an attribute of sound

Synonyms: tone Definition: the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author Usage: 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

Similar words: quality Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained--Shakespeare

Synonyms: pure tone, tone Definition: a steady sound without overtones Usage: they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies

Similar words: auditory sensation, sound Definition: the subjective sensation of hearing something Usage: he strained to hear the faint sounds

Synonyms: step, tone, whole step, whole tone Definition: a musical interval of two semitones

Similar words: musical interval, interval Definition: the difference in pitch between two notes

Synonyms: musical note, note, tone Definition: a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound Usage: the singer held the note too long

Similar words: musical notation Definition: (music) notation used by musicians

Synonyms: tone, tone of voice Definition: the quality of a person's voice Usage: he began in a conversational tone; he spoke in a nervous tone of voice

Similar words: manner of speaking, delivery, speech Definition: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally Usage: his manner of speaking was quite abrupt; her speech was barren of southernisms; I detected a slight accent in his speech

Synonyms: look, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, tone, smell, spirit Definition: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people Usage: the feel of the city excited him; a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting; it had the smell of treason

Similar words: ambiance, ambience, atmosphere Definition: a particular environment or surrounding influence Usage: there was an atmosphere of excitement

Synonyms: tone, tonicity, tonus Definition: the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli Usage: the doctor tested my tonicity

Similar words: tenseness, tension, tensity, tautness Definition: the physical condition of being stretched or strained Usage: it places great tension on the leg muscles; he could feel the tenseness of her body

Synonyms for (verb) tone

Synonyms: tone, tone up, strengthen Definition: give a healthy elasticity to Usage: Let's tone our muscles

Similar words: work out, exercise Definition: do physical exercise Usage: She works out in the gym every day

Synonyms: tone Definition: change to a color image Usage: tone a photographic image

Similar words: color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize Definition: add color to Usage: The child colored the drawings; Fall colored the trees; colorize black and white film

Synonyms: tone Definition: change the color or tone of Usage: tone a negative

Similar words: color, colour, discolor, discolour Definition: change color, often in an undesired manner Usage: The shirts discolored

Synonyms: tone, inflect, modulate Definition: vary the pitch of one's speech

Similar words: speak, verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk Definition: express in speech Usage: She talks a lot of nonsense; This depressed patient does not verbalize

Synonyms: chant, tone, intone Definition: utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically Usage: The students chanted the same slogan over and over again

Similar words: speak, verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk Definition: express in speech Usage: She talks a lot of nonsense; This depressed patient does not verbalize