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American English: /ˈtɑnɪk/
British English: /ˈtɒnɪk/


  • 1 (invigorating)
    Example sentences
    • The Chinese sometimes include zhu ling (they use the sclerotium rather than the fruiting body) as an ingredient in herbal tonic formulas.
    • But it is neither a variation on one of the old iron supplements nor is it a food, although its adherents say it has tonic properties and you do apply it to the body.
    • Digestive tonic properties and early experimental findings that its long-term use promotes the heart and vascular system are other feathers in the cap for this herb.
  • 2 (Music)
    tonic accent
    acento (masculine) tónico
    Example sentences
    • At first, whirling scales and broken arpeggios scamper across the keyboard, hopefully tethered by tonic pedal notes in the bass.
    • After an unusually long and chromatic development the recapitulation begins in the tonic minor.
    • Indeed, the tonic D, which has held sway over much of the movement's main tonal and harmonic thrust, is thrown into some degree of crisis.
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