Tone may refer to:



* Pitch (music), the perceived frequency of a note or sound (see also pure tone)
* Note, the name of a pitch
* Whole tone, or major second, a commonly occurring musical interval
* Timbre, the quality of a musical note or sound that distinguishes different types of sound production
* Gregorian chants reciting formulas such as Psalm tone and Recitative
* In collaboration with pitch, tone controls the overall bass, mid, and treble frequencies heard within a certain note. Tone can make the same note or pitch sound darker or brighter, heavier or lighter, "bassier and treblier" in essence.


* "Tones", album by Eric Johnson
* 2 Tone (or Two Tone), style of music combining elements of ska and punk
* "Tone", album by Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament

Language and writing

* Tone (linguistics), the use of pitch in language to distinguish words
* Tone (literature), the mood or feeling of a literary work, as the author gives
* Tone (writing), grafitti writer, Czech republic, Brno

Telephone and electronics

* Dial tone, a signal indicating that the exchange is ready to accept a call
* Dual-tone multi-frequency, a dialing system also known as Touch-Tone
* Ringtone, the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call
* Tone control circuits, used to modify an audio signal before it is fed to speakers, headphones or recording devices by way of an amplifier


* River Tone, Somerset, England
* Tone River, Kanto region, Japan
* Tone, Ibaraki, Japan
* Tone District, Gunma, Japan
* Tône, a prefecture in Togo


* "Tone", Japanese cruiser employed during World War 1
* "Tone", Japanese cruiser employed during World War 2


* Muscle tone, the state of tension or responsiveness of the organs or tissues of the body.
* Toning exercises, the use of exercise to develop hard, but not necessarily large, musculature


* Tone Loc, American hip hop artist and actor
* Franchot Tone, American actor
* Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish republican
* Tone Tone, American hip hop artist
* TONE, Iraqi/American hip hop artist and producer
* Tony, A popular Western Name

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  • Tone — (t[=o]n), n. [F. ton, L. tonus a sound, tone, fr. Gr. to nos a stretching, straining, raising of the voice, pitch, accent, measure or meter, in pl., modes or keys differing in pitch; akin to tei nein to stretch or strain. See {Thin}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tone — [tōn] n. [ME < OFr & L: OFr ton < L tonus, a sound < Gr tonos, a stretching, tone < teinein, to stretch: see THIN] 1. a) a vocal or musical sound b) its quality 2. an intonation, pitch, modulation, etc. of the voice that expresses a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tone — bezeichnet: Personen mit dem Vor , Nach oder Künstlernamen Tone, siehe Tone (Name) mehrere japanische Kriegsschiffe: Tone (1907), ein Geschützter Kreuzer Tone (1938), ein schwerer Kreuzer und Typschiff der Tone Klasse Tone (DE 234), eine U Jagd… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tone — Tone, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toning}.] 1. To utter with an affected tone. [1913 Webster] 2. To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See {Tune}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 3. (Photog.) To bring, as a print, to a certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tone — puede referirse a: Lugares: Río Tone (Inglaterra). Un río en Somerset, Inglaterra. Río Tone (Japón). Un río en la región de Kantō. Tone (Ibaraki). Distrito de Tone (Gunma), Japón. Tône, una prefectura en Togo. Barcos: Tone (1910) Tone (1938) Tone …   Wikipedia Español

  • tone in — ˌtone ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they tone in he/she/it tones in present participle toning in past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • tone — UK US /təʊn/ noun [S] COMMUNICATIONS ► an electronic sound that you hear on a phone line: »Please leave your message after the tone. ● a busy tone Cf. a busy tone → See also DIAL TONE(Cf. ↑dial tone), DIALLING TONE …   Financial and business terms

  • tone — ► NOUN 1) a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength. 2) the sound of a person s voice, expressing a feeling or mood. 3) general character: trust her to lower the tone of the conversation. 4) (also whole tone) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • tone — [n1] pitch, volume accent, emphasis, force, inflection, intonation, modulation, resonance, strength, stress, timbre, tonality; concept 65 tone [n2] attitude, spirit air, approach, aspect, character, condition, current, drift, effect, expression,… …   New thesaurus

  • Tone — Tone, die Rückstände der Verwitterung tonerdehaltiger Silikatgesteine, unterschieden als magere Tone mit größerem, als fette mit geringem Sandgehalt. Ein sehr reiner Ton ist Kaolin (s.d.). Vgl. a. Aluminium …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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