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noun as in pitch, volume

noun as in color

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noun as in condition of the body

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It’s very difficult to imagine the first installment in a studio comedy based on an original concept, especially a comedy that has the tone of this one, coming out today, at least in theaters.

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US developer HireVue says its software speeds up the hiring process by 90 percent by having applicants answer identical questions and then scoring them according to language, tone, and facial expressions.

Hamilton had spent decades prior to 1980 sifting through weather station data for hints of the lowest atmospheric tones.

The tone of what I’m told is the Silent Generation really changed in the 60s.

Just as AI systems can be trained to tell the difference between a picture of a dog and one of a cat, they can learn to differentiate between an angry tone of voice or facial expression and a happy one.

Music is a huge part of the tone of Black Dynamite overall—going back to the original 2009 movie on which the series is based.

Although Huckabee's condescending tone - like that of an elementary school history teacher - makes it difficult to take seriously.

“Call me when the plane leaves the ground,” she said, in a tone that implied she knew her husband well.

He has struck a promising tone these last few days with his rhetoric about trying to “see each other.”

Ramos would help set the tone of the day when he greeted the arriving students outside the school.

That which is called nasality is caused by the failure of the tone to reach freely the anterior cavities of the nares.

Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.

And once more, she found herself desiring to be like Janet--not only in appearance, but in soft manner and tone.

What the ear hears is the fundamental pitch only; the overtones harmonize with the primary or fundamental tone, and enrich it.

This may be done by taking the humming tone and bringing to bear upon it a strong pressure of energy.


On this page you'll find 119 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tone, such as: accent, emphasis, inflection, resonance, strength, and timbre.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.