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English definition of “tone”

tone

noun     /təʊn/
SOUND QUALITY [C, U] B2 the quality of a sound , especially of someone's voice : I knew by her tone of voice that she was serious .Ways of speakingLinguistic terms and linguistic styleTechnical music terms
FEELING/STYLE [U, no plural] the general feeling or style that something has: Then the director arrived and the whole tone of the meeting changed .Quality and standardFeelings - general words
TELEPHONE [C] B2 an electronic sound made by a telephone : a dialling tone/an engaged toneCommunicating by telephone
COLOUR [C] one of the many types of a particular colour Colour - general words
(Definition of tone noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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