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1tone/ˈtoʊn/noun
pluraltones
1tone
/ˈtoʊn/
noun
pluraltones
Learner's definition of TONE  
[count] 
: the quality of a person's voice
   b : the quality of a sound produced by a musical instrument or singing voice
[count] 
: a quality, feeling, or attitude expressed by the words that someone uses in speaking or writing
   b : the general quality of a place, situation, etc.
[count] 
: a shade of color
— see also earth tone
   b : a small amount of a color
[noncount] : strength and firmness of the muscles or skin
[noncount] : the highness or lowness of a spoken syllable
— see also tone language
[count] : a sound made as a signal by a machine (such as a telephone or answering machine)
— see also dial toneringtone
music [count] 
: a sound of a particular pitch and vibration
   b chiefly British 
2tone/ˈtoʊn/verb
tonestonedtoning
2tone
/ˈtoʊn/
verb
tonestonedtoning
Learner's definition of TONE  
[+ object]
: to give strength and firmness to (something, such as muscles or skin)

tone down

[phrasal verb]
tone (something) down or tone down (something) 
: to make (something) less forceful, offensive, or harsh
: to make (something) less bright or colorful

tone in

[phrasal verb]
tone in with (something)British 
: to match the color of (something)
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