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Pronunciation: /təʊn/

Translation of tone in Arabic:


  • 1 (of sounds) نَغْمة (plural: نَغَمات) you need to adjust the tone تَحْتاجُ إلى ضَبْطِ الصَوْتِ
  • 2 (of voices) نَبْرة, 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) نَبْرة a rising/falling tone نَبْرة صاعِدة \ هابِطة

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • (also tone up)
    قَوّى (II) [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] تَناغَمَ (VI), انْسَجَمَ (VII) 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 [sth] downtone down [sth] خَفَّفَ من حِدّةِ [شَيْءٍ] [colours] [a statement]

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