(in the diatonic scale) An interval of a major second. (noun)
(in a Gregorian chant) A recitational melody. (noun)
The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice. (noun)
General character, mood, or trend. (noun)
The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese. (noun)
The manner in which speech or writing is expressed. (noun)
The shade or quality of a colour. (noun)
The definition and firmness of a muscle or organ. see also: tonus (noun)
The state of a living body or of any of its organs or parts in which the functions are healthy and performed with due vigor. (noun)
Normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli. (noun)
to give a particular tone to (verb)
to change the colour of (verb)
to make (something) firmer (verb)
to harmonize, especially in colour (verb)
The one (of two). (pronoun)
Examples of word tone
Because the tone can be heard on pairs other than the one you put it on, when tone or tone+ are inappropriate.
_Leading tone_ -- the tone which demands resolution to the tonic (one-half step above it).
There is no particular basis for this theory, for although all scales must of course begin with the key-tone or tonic, this tonic may be referred to by any syllable which will serve as a basis for an association process enabling one to feel the force of the tone as a closing point -- a _home tone_.
Many teachers are replacing the word _chromatic_ in this sense with the term _intermediate tone_, this term being applicable whether the foreign tone is actually used for ornamental purposes as a _chromatic_, or to effect a modulation.
It's all tone with Chopin -- _tone_, my child, even in the most bravura passages.