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tonenoun

uk   /təʊn/ us   /toʊn/
  • tone noun (VOICE EXPRESSION)

B2 [U] a quality in the voice that expresses the speaker's feelings or thoughts, often towards the person being spoken to: I tried to use a sympathetic tone of voice. Don't speak to me in that tone of voice (= angrily), young lady! It wasn't so much what she said that annoyed me - it was her tone.
tones [plural] literary
the quality of someone's voice: She recounted the story to me in shocked tones (= in a shocked voice). I could hear the low tones of my parents talking in the next room. For more than half a century, the reassuring tones of BBC newscasters have informed British television viewers about world events.
[U] specialized phonetics a change in how high or low the voice is that can change the meaning of a word or sentence

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  • tone noun (GENERAL MOOD)

C2 [S] the general mood or main qualities of something: I didn't like the jokey tone of the article - I thought it was inappropriate. Trust you to lower the tone of the evening by telling disgusting jokes, Mark! Both candidates need to raise the tone of the campaign, as the electorate is tired of negative campaigning. He was in a very bad mood when he arrived, and that set the tone for the whole meeting.

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  • tone noun (TIGHTNESS)

[U] the healthy tightness of the body, especially the muscles: After you've had a baby you lose the muscle tone in your stomach.
  • tone noun (PHONE NOISE)

B2 [C] one of the continuous sounds that you hear on a phone that tell you if the other phone is ringing, if it is busy, etc.: I've called him several times but I keep getting the engaged tone. Please wait until you hear the dialling tone (= the sound that a phone makes when it is ready to be used).

toneverb [T]

uk   /təʊn/ us   /toʊn/ also tone up
If you tone a part of the body, you make it firmer and stronger, usually by doing physical exercise: This is a good exercise for toning up the thighs.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of tone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "tone" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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tonenoun

us   /toʊn/
  • tone noun (VOICE EXPRESSION)

[U] a quality in the voice, esp. one that expresses the speaker’s feelings, often toward the person being addressed: His tone was apologetic.
  • tone noun (MOOD)

[U] the mood or general feeling of something: The tone of his remarks was confident and reassuring.
literature [U] 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.
  • tone noun (SOUND)

[C usually sing] a musical, mechanical, or voice sound on one note: If you wish to leave a message, please wait until after the tone.
  • tone noun (MUSICAL QUALITY)

[C/U] music the quality of sound of a musical instrument or singing voice
[C/U] music A tone is also a step .
  • tone noun (FIRM QUALITY)

[U] (esp. of muscles) the quality of being healthy and firm: Swimming helps to develop good muscle tone.
  • tone noun (COLOR)

art [C] a feature of color related to its brightness or the amount of light it reflects
(Definition of tone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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tonenoun [S]

uk   /təʊn/ us   COMMUNICATIONS
an electronic sound that you hear on a phone line: Please leave your message after the tone.
a busy tone
US also the busy tone, UK also an engaged tone an electronic sound when you call a phone number that tells you the person you are calling is already using the phone for another call: I've tried calling her several times but I keep on getting a busy tone.
(Definition of tone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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