tone


tone
01. Please don't speak to me in that [tone] of voice; it is a little too sarcastic.
02. The Chinese language is difficult to learn for me because it has a number of different [tones] which change the meaning of a word.
03. The whole [tone] of our meeting with management was very negative and unproductive.
04. The [tone] of her voice was very cold and distant.
05. The [tone] of the letter I received from my ex-wife was surprisingly friendly and relaxed.
06. Regular exercise helps to [tone] the muscles, and keep you in shape.
07. My wife wants pastel [tones] for the paint for our living room.
08. After one reaches the age of 50, people often experience a gradual reduction in the ability to hear [tones] at higher frequencies.
09. The walls of the building have an earthy red-brown [tone] which allows it to blend in well with the natural environment.
10. He apologized, but his [tone] was a little angry.
11. This exercise will [tone] the muscles without straining them or tiring you out.
12. Messages sent by e-mail are sometimes misinterpreted because the recipient can't always be sure of the [tone] which was intended by the speaker.
13. Experts say that communication between people is approximately 15% words, 60% body language, and 25% voice [tone].
14. When giving a presentation, try to vary your rate of speech, and [tone] of voice.
15. It's important to have a dynamic opener to any speech or presentation you give, in order to set an interesting [tone].
16. Swimming is an excellent way to improve your muscle [tone].
17. Arnold Schwarzenegger once said that training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus [tones] the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
18. Lord Chesterfield once advised, "Take the [tone] of the company you are in."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Tone — (t[=o]n), n. [F. ton, L. tonus a sound, tone, fr. Gr. to nos a stretching, straining, raising of the voice, pitch, accent, measure or meter, in pl., modes or keys differing in pitch; akin to tei nein to stretch or strain. See {Thin}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tone — may refer to: MusicTheory* Pitch (music), the perceived frequency of a note or sound (see also pure tone) * Note, the name of a pitch * Whole tone, or major second, a commonly occurring musical interval * Timbre, the quality of a musical note or… …   Wikipedia

  • tone — [tōn] n. [ME < OFr & L: OFr ton < L tonus, a sound < Gr tonos, a stretching, tone < teinein, to stretch: see THIN] 1. a) a vocal or musical sound b) its quality 2. an intonation, pitch, modulation, etc. of the voice that expresses a… …   English World dictionary

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  • Tone — Tone, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toning}.] 1. To utter with an affected tone. [1913 Webster] 2. To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See {Tune}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 3. (Photog.) To bring, as a print, to a certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tone in — ˌtone ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they tone in he/she/it tones in present participle toning in past tense …   Useful english dictionary

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