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tone 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/tōn/,
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tones, plural;
  1. Give greater strength or firmness to (the body or a part of it)
    • - exercise tones up the muscles
  2. (of a muscle or bodily part) Became stronger or firmer

  3. Harmonize with (something) in terms of color
    • - the rich orange color of the wood tones beautifully with the yellow roses
  4. Give (a monochrome picture) an altered color in finishing by means of a chemical solution

Noun
  1. The overall quality of a musical or vocal sound
    • - the piano tone appears monochrome or lacking in warmth
  2. A modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood
    • - a firm tone of voice
  3. A manner of expression in writing
    • - there was a general tone of ill-concealed glee in the reporting
  4. The general character of a group of people or a place or event
    • - a bell would lower the tone of the place
  5. An atmosphere of respectability or class
    • - they don't feel he gives the place tone
  6. A musical sound, esp. one of a definite pitch and character

  7. A musical note, warble, or other sound used as a particular signal on a telephone or answering machine

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

  9. (in some languages, such as English) Intonation on a word or phrase used to add functional meaning

  10. 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

  11. The particular quality of brightness, deepness, or hue of a tint or shade of a color
    • - an attractive color that is even in tone and texture
    • - stained glass in vivid tones of red and blue
  12. The general effect of color or of light and shade in a picture

  13. A slight degree of difference in the intensity of a color

  14. The normal level of firmness or slight contraction in a resting muscle

  15. The normal level of activity in a nerve fiber


  1. the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
  2. utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
  3. (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones"
  4. vary the pitch of one's speech
  5. change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
  6. timbre: (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"
  7. Toné is a town in the Fara Department of Balé Province in southern Burkina Faso. The town has a total population of 2,536.
  8. Tône is a prefecture located in the Savanes Region of Togo. The prefecture seat is located in Dapaong.
  9. Tone is the debut solo album of American rock bassist and Pearl Jam-member Jeff Ament, released September 16, 2008 on Monkeywrench Records. ...
  10. Lightness (sometimes called value or tone) is a property of a color, or a dimension of a color space, that is defined in a way to reflect the subjective brightness perception of a color for humans along a lightness–darkness axis. A color's lightness also corresponds to its amplitude.
  11. Tone is the use of pitch in language to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning—that is, to distinguish or inflect words. ...
  12. Tone is a literary technique that is a part of composition, which encompasses the attitudes toward the subject and toward the audience implied in a literary work. Tone may be formal, informal, intimate, solemn, somber, playful, serious, ironic, condescending, or many other possible attitudes. ...
  13. A specific pitch; (in the diatonic scale) An interval of a major second; (in a Gregorian chant) A recitational melody; The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice; The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese; The ...
  14. (Tones) A series of two or three musical notes, used as an auditory alert over a radio or radio-paging system to indicate that a particular fire company, district, or territory is dispatched to service on a particular incident.
  15. (Tones) The "full" Pinyin system additionally uses tone marks (written above the vowels) to represent the four tones of Mandarin.
  16. (Tones) are shown below by the amount of pressure applied to the pencil.
  17. Also referred to as “tonal range”, this is the difference beween the dark and the lightest parts of a image.
  18. the emotional condition of an engram or the general condition of an individual. See also engram; Tone Scale.
  19. Tone represents how light or dark a stone appears by how much brown, black, gray or white is present.
  20. Color shaded or darkened with gray (black plus white).
  21. The writer's attitude toward his readers and his subject; his mood or moral view. A writer can be formal, informal, playful, ironic, and especially, optimistic or pessimistic. While both Swift and Pope are satirizing much the same subjects, there is a profound difference in their tone.
  22. A color's position on a colorless-to-black scale.
  23. An expression of a writer’s attitude toward a subject. Unlike mood, which is intended to shape the reader’s emotional response, tone reflects the feelings of the writer. Tone can be serious, humorous, sarcastic, playful, ironic, bitter, or objective. See Mood, Style
  24. The visual density of a printed area. Tone is the combined effect of the percentage of the image area covered with ink and the colour density of the ink in this area.
  25. The tone of a muscle is the amount of tension or resistance in a muscle when it is moved around the joint by another person.