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Another word for tone

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Noun
  1. A sound of distinct pitch and quality

      1. The timbre of a singing voice or an instrument.
      2. Timbre
      1. (Music) The quality of all the tones in a composition heard in relation to the tonic.
      2. (Art) The color scheme of a painting
      3. The arrangement of all the tones and chords of a composition in relation to a tonic.
      1. Distinctive character:
      2. The characteristic quality of sound that distinguishes one voice or musical instrument from another or one vowel sound from another: it is determined by the harmonics of the sound and is distinguished from the intensity and pitch
      3. The combination of qualities of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume.
    See also:

    sounds

  2. A particular vocal quality that indicates some emotion or feeling

      1. A manner of producing or uttering tones, especially with regard to accuracy of pitch.
      2. The opening words of a Gregorian chant
      3. A use of pitch characteristic of a speaker or dialect:
      1. A change of a curve or arc from convex to concave or the reverse
      2. (Grammar) An alteration of the form of a word by the addition of an affix, as in English dogs from dog, or by changing the form of a base, as in English spoke from speak, that indicates grammatical features such as number, person, mood, or tense.
      3. A pattern of forming paradigms, such as noun inflection or verb inflection.
      1. Something that accentuates or contrasts something else, as a touch of color that makes the features of an image stand out.
      2. Particular importance or interest; emphasis:
      3. A distinctive feature or quality, such as a feature that accentuates, contrasts with, or complements a decorative style.
    See also:

    sounds

  3. A distinctive way of expressing oneself

      1. Something that looks like a blood vessel, such as the hindgut of a shrimp.
      2. A long wavy strip of a different shade or color, as in wood or marble, or as mold in cheese.
      3. Any distinctive quality or strain regarded as running through one's character, or a speech, writing, etc.
      1. Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
      2. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
      3. A particular fashion:
      1. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
      2. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
      3. Style or fashion.
      1. Kind; sort:
      2. A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
      3. Characteristic style or method in art, music, literature, etc.
      1. Shape or form; configuration:
      2. Something, esp. a garment, in the current style
      3. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
    See also:

    style

  4. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic

      1. A similar sense in other animals, as insects' ability to perceive air-borne molecules with their antennae.
      2. The sense, located in the nasal cavities of mammals and relying on the olfactory nerves, by which molecules borne in a fluid such as air can be perceived; the olfactory sense.
      3. A quality of something that is perceived by the sense of smell; an odor:
      1. A predominant or pervading feeling, spirit, or tone
      2. A particular state of mind or emotion:
      3. (Gram.) A characteristic of verbs that involves the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed, indicating whether this is regarded as a fact (indicative mood), as a matter of supposition, desire, possibility, etc. (subjunctive mood), or as a command (imperative mood); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic (mood is shown by inflection, as in Latin, or analytically with auxiliaries, as English may, might, should, or by both)
      1. The sense of touch:
      2. Appreciative regard or understanding:
      3. Intuitive awareness or aptitude; a feel:
      1. The nature of a thing as perceived through touch
      2. The act of feeling; perception by the senses
      3. Perception by touch or by sensation of the skin:
      1. A sensation, as of a cold breeze or a bright light, that precedes the onset of certain disorders, such as an epileptic seizure or an attack of migraine.
      2. A particular atmosphere or quality that seems to arise from and surround a person or thing
      3. A field of energy thought by some to emanate from all things in nature and to be visible to certain persons with psychic powers
      1. The gaseous mass or envelope surrounding a celestial body, especially the one surrounding the earth, and retained by the celestial body's gravitational field.
      2. An interesting, often exotic, effect produced by decoration, furnishings, etc.
      3. The dominant tone or mood of a work of art.
      1. The special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment:
      1. A distinctive quality or appearance; an aura:
      2. The general environment or condition, as in attitudes and ideas:
      3. An outward appearance; general impression or feeling given by something
    See also:

    be

  5. A prevailing quality, as of thought, behavior, or attitude

      1. A tendency to become easily angry or irritable:
      2. A state of mind or emotion; disposition:
      3. A characteristic general quality; tone:
      1. A pervasive or essential attitude, quality, or principle:
      2. An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
      3. Strong loyalty or dedication:
      1. A pervading impression of an observer:
      2. (Gram.) A characteristic of verbs that involves the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed, indicating whether this is regarded as a fact (indicative mood), as a matter of supposition, desire, possibility, etc. (subjunctive mood), or as a command (imperative mood); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic (mood is shown by inflection, as in Latin, or analytically with auxiliaries, as English may, might, should, or by both)
      3. A predominant or pervading feeling, spirit, or tone
      1. A region with certain prevailing weather conditions
      2. A region of the earth having particular meteorological conditions:
      3. A prevailing condition or set of attitudes in human affairs:
    See also:

    attitude

  6. 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

      1. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
      2. (Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
      3. A delicate or pale color or hue; tinge
      1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
      2. Dark shadows gathering at dusk:
      3. A gradation of a color as it is mixed with black or is decreasingly illuminated:
      1. Appearance; aspect:
      2. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
      3. Color:
      1. Local color.
      2. Any color other than black, white, or gray; chromatic color: color is distinguished by the qualities of hue (as red, brown, yellow, etc.), lightness (for pigmented surfaces) or brightness (for light itself), and saturation (the degree of intensity of a hue)
      3. Appearance of authenticity:
    See also:

    colors

  7. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation

      1. (Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
      2. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
      3. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation.
      1. A slight coloring; tint
      2. A slight added element, property, or influence:
      3. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
      1. (Obs.) General appearance; aspect
      2. Color; esp., the distinctive characteristics of a given color that enable it to be assigned a position in the spectrum
      3. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
      1. Outward form or look; appearance:
      2. Something formed by this means or in a mold or matrix:
      3. Sort; type:
    See also:

    colors

Idioms:

    tone down

  1. To make less emphatic or obvious

  2. tone down

  3. To make or become less severe or extreme

Another word for tone

Noun
  1. A musical sound

      1. Intensification and prolongation of sound, especially of a musical tone, produced by sympathetic vibration.
      2. (Phonet.) The intensification of, and particular quality given to, a speech sound, resulting from its vibrating in a resonating cavity, as the pharynx, the mouth, or the nose, or a combination of these
      3. The quality of having an intensity of emotion or richness of expression that evokes or reinforces a sympathetic response
      1. Distinctive character:
      2. The characteristic quality of sound that distinguishes one voice or musical instrument from another or one vowel sound from another: it is determined by the harmonics of the sound and is distinguished from the intensity and pitch
      3. The combination of qualities of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume.
      1. (--- Acoustics) The distinctive quality of a sound, dependent primarily on the frequency of the sound waves produced by its source.
      2. The highest point of a structure:
      3. A level or degree, as of intensity:
    See also:

    sound

  2. Quality

    See also:

    character

  3. Manner

      1. (Biol.) The tendency of a plant or animal to grow in a certain way; characteristic growth
      2. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
      3. Characteristic appearance, form, or manner of growth, especially of a plant or crystal:
      1. A manner or way of acting, doing, or being; method or form
      2. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
      3. A given condition of functioning; a status or operation:
      1. The appearance of a thing as seen from a specific point; view
      2. Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point:
      3. (Gram.) A characteristic of verbs, expressed in some languages by inflection, indicating the nature of an action as being completed or single (called perfective or nonprogressive aspect), or as being uncompleted, repeated, or habitual (called imperfective or progressive aspect); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic
      1. A mode or state of being:
      2. Existing circumstances:
      3. One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; a prerequisite:
      1. A symbol or set of symbols expressing some mathematical fact, as a quantity or operation
      2. The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation:
      3. A showing of feeling, character, etc.
    See also:

    mood

  4. A degree of color

      1. The condition of being colored
      2. The sum of the beliefs or principles of a person, group, or institution.
      3. The technique of using colors, as in painting
      1. Outward form or look; appearance:
      2. Something formed by this means or in a mold or matrix:
      3. Sort; type:
      1. A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch
      2. A slight coloring; tint
      3. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
      1. The result of blending; a mixture or merger of varieties, kinds, types, etc.
      2. The act of blending:
      3. A mixture consisting chiefly of a (specified) fabric, ingredient, etc.
      1. (Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
      2. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
      3. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation.
      1. (Obs.) General appearance; aspect
      2. A particular gradation of color; a shade or tint.
      3. The property of colors by which they can be perceived as ranging from red through yellow, green, and blue, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
    See also:

    color