Synonyms of tone in English:



  • 1 bassoons add considerably to the tone of the tuba
    timbre, sound, sound quality, voice, voice quality, colour, tone colour, tonality, resonance, ring


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  • the rich orange colour of the wood tones beautifully with the yellow roses
    harmonize, go, go well, blend, fit, coordinate, team, accord; match, suit, complement


tone something down

  • 1 he has had to tone down his gaudy garments to get them into department stores
    subdue, make less garish, soften, lighten, dim, mute

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