Definitions for tonic

Definitions for (noun) tonic

Main entry: tonic, restorative

Definition: a medicine that strengthens and invigorates

Main entry: tonic, keynote

Definition: (music) the first note of a diatonic scale

Main entry: soda, soda pop, soda water, pop, tonic

Definition: a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring

Usage: in New England they call sodas tonics

Main entry: quinine water, tonic, tonic water

Definition: lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine

Definitions for (adj) tonic

Main entry: fresh, tonic, bracing, brisk, refreshful, refreshing

Definition: imparting vitality and energy

Usage: the bracing mountain air

Main entry: tonic, accented

Definition: used of syllables

Usage: a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word

Main entry: tonic

Definition: relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale

Usage: tonic harmony

Main entry: tonal, tonic

Definition: employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words

Usage: Chinese is a tonal language

Main entry: tonic

Definition: of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue

Usage: a tonic reflex; tonic muscle contraction

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