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tone

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The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world.
George Santayana
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See also Tone, and Töne

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Noun

Singular
tone

Plural
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  1. (music) A specific pitch.
  2. (music) (in the diatonic scale) An interval of a major second.
  3. (music) (in a Gregorian chant) A recitational melody.
  4. The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice.
  5. (linguistics) The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese.
  6. (literature) The manner in which speech or writing is expressed.
  7. The shade or quality of a colour.
  8. The definition and firmness of a muscle or organ.

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Verb

Infinitive
to tone

Third person singular
ton

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to tone (third-person singular simple present ton, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to give a particular tone to
  2. (transitive) to change the colour of
  3. (transitive) to make (something) firmer
  4. (intransitive) to harmonize, especially in colour

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Swahili

Noun

tone

  1. drop

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