The general effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, together with color in the case of a painting; -- commonly used in a favorable sense; as, this picture has tone.
Quality, with respect to attendant feeling; the more or less variable complex of emotion accompanying and characterizing a sensation or a conceptual state; as, feeling tone; color tone.
Color quality proper; -- called also hue. Also, a gradation of color, either a hue, or a tint or shade.
To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.
Sound, or the character of a sound, or a sound considered as of this or that character; as, a low, high, loud, grave, acute, sweet, or harsh tone.
A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones.
The larger kind of interval between contiguous sounds in the diatonic scale, the smaller being called a semitone as, a whole tone too flat; raise it a tone.
The peculiar quality of sound in any voice or instrument; as, a rich tone, a reedy tone.
Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion.
A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone.
State of mind; temper; mood.
The tone of a literary work is the writer's attitude toward his or her audience and subject.
That state of a body, or of any of its organs or parts, in which the animal functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.
Tonicity; as, arterial tone.
The condition of normal balance of a healthy plant in its relations to light, heat, and moisture.
As applied to the body's muscles, tone refers to natural tension; i.e., the muscle's ability to resist passive elongation or stretch. Tone is the normal state of balanced tension and responsiveness of the body.
A mode or tune or plain chant; as, the Gregorian tones.
To utter with an affected tone.
To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t.
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
A constant audio frequency signal recorded at the start of a tape at 0 VU (volume units) to provide a reference for later use. Usually recorded in conjunction with color bars.
An audio signal with a constant frequency and duration.
a series of repeating air pressure waves of uniform size and frequency
Typically refers to a single-frequency audio signal used as a level setting reference.