Textual thesaurus for "tone"

(noun) shade, tincture, tint

a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

(noun) quality, timber, timbre

(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely; the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet

(noun) pure tone

a steady sound without overtones

they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies

(noun) step, whole step, whole tone

a musical interval of two semitones

(noun) musical note, note

a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

the singer held the note too long

(noun) tone of voice

the quality of a person's voice

he began in a conversational tone; he spoke in a nervous tone of voice

(noun) look, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, smell, spirit

the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

the feel of the city excited him; a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting; it had the smell of treason

(noun) tonicity, tonus

the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

the doctor tested my tonicity

(verb) tone up, strengthen

give a healthy elasticity to

Let's tone our muscles

(verb) inflect, modulate

vary the pitch of one's speech

(verb) chant, intone

utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

The students chanted the same slogan over and over again