The quality of a person's voice:
— He began in a conversational tone.
— He spoke in a nervous tone of voice.
synonym: tone of voice.
linguistics A pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages.
Dutch: hele toon, timbre, noot, toon
Polish: intonacja, ton
music The distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound):
— The muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet.
Dutch: geluid, klankkleur, timbre, toon
Polish: tembr, timbre
The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people:
— A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting.
Dutch: accent, gevoel, toon
A quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color.
Dutch: kleurschakering, nuance, schakering, tint
Polish: nuta, odcień, ton
A notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound.
A steady sound without overtones:
— They tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies.
synonym: pure tone.
The elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli.
Polish: tonus mięśniowy, napięcie mięśniowe, tonus
The quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author.
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