Definition Of tones


(in some languages, such as Chinese) a particular pitch pattern on a syllable used to make semantic distinctions.

Ethnic Liberian languages usually contain two or three distinct tones , based on pitch, which indicate semantic or grammatical differences.

a basic interval in classical Western music, equal to two semitones and separating, for example, the first and second notes of an ordinary scale (such as C and D, or E and F sharp); a major second or whole step.

The Hellenistic mind of the Byzantines allowed musicians to draw systems of tones from the music of ancient Greece.

a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength.

The darkly resonant tones of the lower strings in the opening Largo were a prelude to the precise, crisp attack of the violins in the succeeding Allegro molto.

give (a monochrome picture) an altered color in finishing by means of a chemical solution.

The print is then toned in sulphide or selenium and often hand coloured with oil paints to create the final result.


give greater strength or firmness to (the body or a muscle).

push-ups help tone your abs

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