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English definition of “tone”

tone

noun [C] (DIFFERENCE IN SOUND)    /təʊn/ US  /toʊn/ (US also step)
the largest difference in sound between two notes that are next to each other in the western musical scale : The interval from G to A is a whole tone.Technical music terms
(Definition of tone noun (DIFFERENCE IN SOUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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