[noun] the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice" Synonyms: of voice
[noun] (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones"
[noun] (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet" Synonyms: timbre, timber, quality
[noun] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" Synonyms: spirit, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell
[noun] a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted" Synonyms: shade, tint, tincture
[noun] a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long" Synonyms: note, musical note
[noun] a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies" Synonyms: pure
[noun] the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity" Synonyms: tonicity, tonus
[noun] the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author; "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"
[verb] utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again" Synonyms: chant, in