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tone

Synonyms of tone in English:

noun

  • 1 the tone of the tuba
    timbre, sound, sound quality, voice, voice quality, color, tonality
  • 2 the somewhat impatient tone of his letter
    mood, air, spirit, feel, sound, flavor, note, attitude, character, nature, manner, temper;
    tenor, vein, drift, gist
  • 3 a dial tone
    note, signal, beep, bleep
  • 4 tones of burgundy and firebrick red
  • Phrases

    tone down
    the pastels in the upholstery will help to tone down the color scheme
    soften, lighten, mute, subdue, mellow;
    moderate, modify, modulate, mitigate, temper, dampen
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