Pronunciation of Tone
/tˈə͡ʊn/, /tˈə‍ʊn/, /t_ˈəʊ_n/

Antonyms for tone:

atonia, atony, atonicity, amyotonia.

Synonyms for tone:

Sense 1

class, ambiance, behavior, dignity, tonality, tone color, health, drift.

Sense 2

beckon, tinge, aura, pastel, cadence, inflection.

Sense 3

delivery, accent, climate, pitch, style, twang, shine, quaver.

Sense 4

condition, mood, atmosphere, imperative, coordinate, croak.

Sense 6

fashion, suit, cast.

Sense 7

manner, vein, air.

Sense 10


Sense 11


Sense 30





mode, way.




tone up.

Other synonyms and related words:

preeminence, health, specter, sprightliness, bank bill, eminence, air, stair, shadow, personality, flavour, tonality, olfactory sensation, pitch, way, coordinate, distinction, heart, banknote, caliber, liveliness, vestige, flavor, nuance, intent, tinge, fortify, lumber, tenor, phraseology, looking at, note of hand, atmosphere, smack, savour, calibre, notion, tone down, chant, mood, imperative, pure tone, promissory note, step, suit, aspect, behavior, footfall, sapidity, shine, intonation, drift, measure, aura, impression, locution, annotation, belief, inflection, delivery, olfaction, life, dance step, nature, tone up, musical note, shadowiness, beef up, temper, smell, clay, tonus, manner, purport, ambiance, character, croak, fashion, facial expression, intuitive feeling, greenback, footmark, cast, inflect, feeling, tactile property, genius, ghost, sound, regulate, timberland, notation, scent, shadiness, trace, cadence, footstep, strengthen, cantillate, timbre, expression, noise, sense of smell, style, voice, constitution, whole tone, odor, tad, line, modulate, savor, pace, bank note, odour, timber, aroma, spectre, break, nicety, emotional state, face, quaver, subtlety, intone, tone color, disembodied spirit, woodland, condition, spook, wraith, twang, refinement, gradation, touch, tone of voice, quality, footprint, vein, olfactory property, beckon, touch sensation, tactile sensation, whole step, government note, accent, lineament, billet, olfactory perception, note, short letter, intonate, looking, tactual sensation, spirit, mode, opinion, stride, olfactory modality, relish, tonicity, feel, smelling, forest, look, bill, climate.

Sense 1 (noun)


Sense 2 (noun)

cast, tinge.

Sense 3 (noun)

tonality, tone color.

Sense 4 (noun)

inflection, intonation, accent.

Sense 5 (noun)

fashion, vein, shine, beckon, mode, manner, style, coordinate, suit.

Sense 6 (noun)

ambiance, mood, air, health, atmosphere, aura.

Sense 7 (noun)

climate, temper.

Sense 8 (noun)

cadence, twang, break, quaver, croak, imperative.

Sense 11 (noun)


accent (noun)


air (noun)


attitude, spirit (noun)

expression, condition, style, feel, nature, manner, air, mode, quality, fashion, character, aspect, tenor, drift, note, mood, temper, vein.

color (noun)

hue, color, rainbow, palette, stain, tint, ink, cast, spectrum, dye, tincture, tinge, shade, complexion, pigment, paint.

communication (noun)

tone of voice.

condition of the body (noun)

tonicity, tonus, health.

health (noun)


inflection (noun)

intonation, tone of voice.

manner (noun)

mode, mood, condition.

pitch, volume (noun)

inflection, timbre, tonality, accent, intonation.

quality (noun)

nature, temper.

sound (noun)


state of mind (noun)


tendency (noun)


tone (noun)

note, quality, step, tincture, smell, timbre, feel, spirit, whole step, tone of voice, timber, tint, flavour, tonus, pure tone, tonicity, look, musical note, tone up, whole tone, strengthen, feeling, shade, flavor.

Usage examples for tone:

  • " No," he replied in a low tone. - "Jewel A Chapter In Her Life", Clara Louise Burnham.
  • You are foolish to take up this tone with me. - "The Scarlet Feather", Houghton Townley.
  • Thou knowest, she said in a new tone, I am all that is most worried. - "The Pretty Lady", Arnold E. Bennett.

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