Meaning of TONE in English


n. 25B6; noun

the tone of the tuba : TIMBRE, sound, sound quality, voice, voice quality, colour, tone colour, tonality.

his friendly tone : INTONATION, tone of voice, modulation, accentuation.

the somewhat impatient tone of his letter : MOOD, air, feel, flavour, note, attitude, character, temper; tenor, vein, drift, gist.

a dialling tone : NOTE, signal, beep, bleep.

tones of primrose, lavender, and rose : SHADE, colour, hue, tint, tinge.

25B6; verb the caramel shirt toned well with her cream skirt : HARMONIZE, go, blend, coordinate, team; match, suit, complement.

25A0; tone something down

the colour needs to be toned down a bit : SOFTEN, lighten, mute, subdue.

the papers refused to tone down their criticism : MODERATE, modify, modulate, mitigate, temper, dampen, soften, subdue.

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