Synonyms for tone

Synonyms for (noun) tone

Synonyms: shade, tincture, tint, tone

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

Usage: after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

Similar words: color, coloring, colour, colouring

Definition: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

Usage: a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light


Synonyms: tone

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

Usage: the Beijing dialect uses four tones

Similar words: pitch

Definition: the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration


Synonyms: quality, timber, timbre, tone

Definition: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

Usage: the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely; the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet

Similar words: sound property

Definition: an attribute of sound


Synonyms: tone

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

Usage: the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw; from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome

Similar words: quality

Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained--Shakespeare


Synonyms: pure tone, tone

Definition: a steady sound without overtones

Usage: they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies

Similar words: auditory sensation, sound

Definition: the subjective sensation of hearing something

Usage: he strained to hear the faint sounds


Synonyms: step, tone, whole step, whole tone

Definition: a musical interval of two semitones

Similar words: musical interval, interval

Definition: the difference in pitch between two notes


Synonyms: musical note, note, tone

Definition: a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

Usage: the singer held the note too long

Similar words: musical notation

Definition: (music) notation used by musicians


Synonyms: tone, tone of voice

Definition: the quality of a person's voice

Usage: he began in a conversational tone; he spoke in a nervous tone of voice

Similar words: manner of speaking, delivery, speech

Definition: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

Usage: his manner of speaking was quite abrupt; her speech was barren of southernisms; I detected a slight accent in his speech


Synonyms: look, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, tone, smell, spirit

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

Usage: the feel of the city excited him; a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting; it had the smell of treason

Similar words: ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

Definition: a particular environment or surrounding influence

Usage: there was an atmosphere of excitement


Synonyms: tone, tonicity, tonus

Definition: the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

Usage: the doctor tested my tonicity

Similar words: tenseness, tension, tensity, tautness

Definition: the physical condition of being stretched or strained

Usage: it places great tension on the leg muscles; he could feel the tenseness of her body

Synonyms for (verb) tone

Synonyms: tone, tone up, strengthen

Definition: give a healthy elasticity to

Usage: Let's tone our muscles

Similar words: work out, exercise

Definition: do physical exercise

Usage: She works out in the gym every day


Synonyms: tone

Definition: change to a color image

Usage: tone a photographic image

Similar words: color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

Definition: add color to

Usage: The child colored the drawings; Fall colored the trees; colorize black and white film


Synonyms: tone

Definition: change the color or tone of

Usage: tone a negative

Similar words: color, colour, discolor, discolour

Definition: change color, often in an undesired manner

Usage: The shirts discolored


Synonyms: tone, inflect, modulate

Definition: vary the pitch of one's speech

Similar words: speak, verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk

Definition: express in speech

Usage: She talks a lot of nonsense; This depressed patient does not verbalize


Synonyms: chant, tone, intone

Definition: utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

Usage: The students chanted the same slogan over and over again

Similar words: speak, verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk

Definition: express in speech

Usage: She talks a lot of nonsense; This depressed patient does not verbalize