nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 2 (tendencia, tono) trend, tendency siguiendo la tónica imperante en los últimos años following the prevailing trend of the last few years hay excepciones, pero esa es la tónica general there are exceptions, but that is the general trend la tónica del mercado ha sido mixta en estas jornadas the mood in the market has been mixed these last few days la tónica de su discurso the tone of his speech
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.