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Part of speech: Noun

Sound, or quality of sound; note; accent; key; quality of the voice; as, a high tone; interval between two successive whole sound- steps in the major scale; opposite to semitone; condition of the body; as, a healthy tone; the quality and harmony of the colors of a painting; a hue, tint, or shade of color, etc.; as, a brown tone; the general character or tenedncy; as, the tone of the rebuke made it acceptable; the sound of the voice as expressive of feeling; as, there was contempt in her tone.

Part of speech: Verb

To bring to a required shade or color.

Part of speech: Verb

To harmonize in color; as, the wall paper tones with the curtains.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


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