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Synonyms for tone

Synonyms for tone

a sound of distinct pitch and quality

a particular vocal quality that indicates some emotion or feeling

a distinctive way of expressing oneself

a general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic

a prevailing quality, as of thought, behavior, or attitude

the property by which the sense of vision can distinguish between objects, as a red apple and a green apple, that are very similar or identical in form and size

a shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation

tone down: to make less emphatic or obvious

tone down: to make or become less severe or extreme

Synonyms for tone

the quality of a person's voice

(linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages

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

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

a steady sound without overtones

a musical interval of two semitones

the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author

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utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

vary the pitch of one's speech

change the color or tone of

give a healthy elasticity to

References in classic literature ?
With golden comb so lustrous, And thereby a song sings, It has a tone so wondrous, That powerful melody rings.
The doomed in his drifting shallop, Is tranced with the sad sweet tone, He sees not the yawning breakers, He sees but the maid alone:
People said "The Evening Bell is sounding, the sun is setting." For a strange wondrous tone was heard in the narrow streets of a large town.
The bell has a tone that is wondrous sweet; let us stroll thither, and examine the matter nearer." And the rich people drove out, and the poor walked, but the way seemed strangely long to them; and when they came to a clump of willows which grew on the skirts of the forest, they sat down, and looked up at the long branches, and fancied they were now in the depth of the green wood.
The queen-mother rose, and with a tone of authority said, "Pray set off, sir."
"Reverend master," he said in a grave tone, "your renown has reached my ears, and I wish to consult you.
How lovely is all speech and all falsehoods of tones! With tones danceth our love on variegated rainbows.--
The easy tone in which he put the question--a tone, as it were, of proprietorship in "Grace"--jarred on Lady Janet at the moment.
He is his godson," she added, her tone suggesting that this fact ought to give Prince Vasili much satisfaction.
`A likely story indeed!' said the Pigeon in a tone of the deepest contempt.
So I will call you Monsieur George," she paused and then added, "I could never get old," in a matter-of-fact final tone as one would remark, "I could never learn to swim," and I had the presence of mind to say in a tone to match, "C'est evident, Madame." It was evident.
From his tone both Kitty and Anna knew that a reconciliation had taken place.
I don't like belonging to another person's dream,' she went on in a rather complaining tone: 'I've a great mind to go and wake him, and see what happens!'
He was not inclined to cry, and did not feel that Maggie's grief spoiled his prospect of the sweets; but he went and put his head near her, and said in a lower, comforting tone,--
I intend to work hard," said Amy in her most energetic tone.