Translation of tono in English:

tono

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 2 (tendencia, matiz) tone el tono general de la conversación fue amistoso the general tone of the conversation was friendly a tono con in keeping with, in tune with no estuvo muy a tono con la ocasión it wasn't very in keeping with the occasion para estar a tono con los tiempos to keep up with the times fuera de tono, su reacción estuvo bastante fuera de tono her reaction was rather out of place siempre hace comentarios fuera de tono he's always making inopportune remarks no venir a tono to be out of place ponerse a tono [familiar/colloquial] to get in the mood [familiar/colloquial] ser de buen/mal tono to be in good/bad taste

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.