Investigate A Literary Device
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.
expression - emphasis - character - attitude
inflection - mood - approach - spirit
resonance - nature - manner - aspect
Examples of Tone
"If his tone was any indication, he wanted more."
Derivatives of Tone
Adjective: toneless - multi-toned - non-toned