Tone

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Definition

Tone [tohn]

noun

1. ( often in plural ) modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood : a cheerful tone ; suspicious tones. 2. a manner of expression in writing. 3a. the general spirit or character of something. b. an attitude or sentiment expressed in a letter, speech, etc.

Synonyms

Synonyms of Tone are :


expression - emphasis - character - attitude

inflection - mood - approach - spirit

resonance - nature - manner - aspect

Examples of Tone

"The single word spoken by Davis held a tone that silenced Royce like a slap to the mouth."


"If his tone was any indication, he wanted more."

Derivatives of Tone

Verb: toned - toning


Adjective: toneless - multi-toned - non-toned


Adverb: tonelessly

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