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British English: /təʊn/
American English: /toʊn/

Translation of tone in Arabic:


  • 1
    (of sounds)
    نَغْمة (plural: نَغَمات)
    you need to adjust the tone
    تَحْتاجُ إلى ضَبْطِ الصَوْتِ
  • 2
    (of voices)
    لَهْجة (plural: لَهَجات)
    they spoke in angry/serious tones
    تَحَدَّثوا بِلَهْجةٍ غاضِبةٍ \ جادّةٍ
    I didn't like his tone of voice
    ‫‫لم تُعْجِبْني نَبْرةُ صَوْتِهِ‬‬
  • 3
    (of letters, meetings)
    أُسْلوب (plural: أَساليبُ)
    to lower/raise the tone of a conversation
    انْحَدَرَ \ تَرَفَّعَ في أُسْلوبِ مُحادَثةٍ
    he set an informal/formal tone to the meeting
    حَدَّدَ أُسْلوباً رَسْميًّا \ غَيْرَ رَسْميٍّ للاجْتِماعِ
  • 4
    (of a colour)
    مَسْحة (plural: مَسَحات)
    a blue with warm red tones
    ‫لَوْن أَزْرَق بِهِ مَسَحاتٌ من الأَحْمَرِ الدافِئِ‬
  • 5
    (of a phone)
    نَغْمة (plural: نَغَمات)
    please leave your message after the tone
    الرَجاءُ تَرْكُ رِسالةٍ بعد سَماعِ الصُفّارةِ
  • 8
    (in speech)
    a rising/falling tone
    نَبْرة صاعِدة \ هابِطة

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • also: tone up
    قَوّى (one's muscles, thighs)
    an exercise designed to tone the thigh muscles
    تَدْريب مُخَصَّص لِتَقْوِيةِ عَضَلاتِ الفَخْذَيْنِ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • also: tone in
    (to blend) (colours)
    I want everything in the room to tone
    ‫أُريدُ أنْ يَتَناغَمَ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ في الغُرْفةِ
    the carpet tones beautifully with the wallpaper
    تَتَلاءَمُ السَجّادةُ بِشَكْلٍ جَذّابٍ مع وَرَقِ الحائِطِ

Phrasal verbs

tone down

tone [something] down, tone down [something]
خَفَّفَ من حِدّةِ [شَيْءٍ] (colours, a statement)
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