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English definition of “tone”

tone

noun [U] (MOOD)   /toʊn/
the mood or general feeling of something: The tone of his remarks was confident and reassuring. literature The tone of a piece of writing expresses the writer's attitude toward the subject or the reader: The angry tone of this essay reveals her feelings about the war.
(Definition of tone noun (MOOD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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