How Do You Spell TONE?

Correct spelling for the English word "tone" is [t_ˈəʊ_n], [tˈə͡ʊn], [tˈə‍ʊn]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of TONE

  1. t[=o]n, n. the character of a sound: quality of the voice: harmony of the colours of a painting, also its characteristic or prevailing effect as due to the management of chiaroscuro and to the effect of light upon the quality of colour: (phot.) the shade or colour of a finished positive picture: (gram.) syllabic stress, special accent given to a syllable: character or style: state of mind: mood: a healthy state of the body.--v.t. to utter with an affected tone: to intone, to utter in a drawling way: to give tone or quality to, in respect either of sound or colour: to alter or modify the colour.--adj. T[=O]'NAL.--n. TONAL'ITY.--adjs. TONED, having a tone (in compounds); TONE'LESS.--TONE DOWN, to give a lower tone to, to moderate, to soften, to harmonise the colours of as to light and shade, as a painting. [L. tonus--Gr. tonos, a sound--tein[=o], to stretch.]

Common Misspellings for TONE

Below is the list of 461 misspellings for the word "tone".

Usage Examples for TONE

  1. What does that tone mean, monsieur? - "Monsieur Cherami" by Charles Paul de Kock
  2. " Ah," he says, in a tone which wishes to be that of a good fellow, " you have returned to us, my Ramuntcho! - "Ramuntcho" by Pierre Loti
  3. His tone, on these last words, changed. - "Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister
  4. The three hunters could not restrain a laugh; but their tone was suddenly changed by another incident that happened almost at the same moment. - "Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
  5. " I'm not," said Jim, in his old tone, " and it makes no difference whether you are or not." - "Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute" by Horatio Alger