• the quality of a person's voice;
    • "he began in a conversational tone"
    • "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
  • (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages;
    • "the Beijing dialect uses four tones"
  • (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound);
    • "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
  • the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;
    • "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"
  • a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color;
  • a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound;
  • a steady sound without overtones;
    • "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies"
  • the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli;
  • a musical interval of two semitones
  • the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author;
    • "the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw"
    • "from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome"
  • utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically;
  • vary the pitch of one's speech
  • change the color or tone of;
    • "tone a negative"
  • change to a color image;
    • "tone a photographic image"
  • give a healthy elasticity to;
    • "Let's tone our muscles"
  • TONE v TONED, TONING, TONES to give a particular tone (a sound of definite pitch and vibration) to

Scrabble Score: 4

tone is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

tone is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

tone is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 5

tone is a valid Words With Friends word