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

Translation of tone in French:

noun

  • 2 (character of voice) his tone of voice
    son ton
    in a defiant tone
    d'un ton provocant
    don't speak to me in that tone (of voice)
    ne me parle pas sur ce ton
    in angry/serious tones
    avec colère/avec sérieux
  • 3 (character) (of letter, speech, meeting) to set the tone
    donner le ton à (for à)
    to lower the tone of
    rabaisser le niveau de (conversation)
    dégrader l'image de (area)

transitive verb

  • 1 (Physiology)
    also: tone up
    donner du tonus à, tonifier (body, muscle, thigh)

intransitive verb

  • also: tone in
    (blend)
    (colours)
    s'harmoniser (with avec)

Phrasal verbs

tone down

tone [something] down, tone down [something]
[literal]
atténuer (colours)
[figurative]
atténuer (criticism, remark)
adoucir le ton de (letter, statement)
adoucir (policy, attitude)

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