Synonyms of tone in English:

tone


See definition of tone

noun

1‘bassoons add considerably to the tone of the tuba’

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timbre, sound, sound quality, voice, voice quality, colour, tone colour, tonality, resonance, ring

2‘‘So there you are!’ he called in a friendly tone’

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intonation, tone of voice, mode of expression, expression, inflection, pitch, modulation, accentuation

3‘the somewhat impatient tone of his letter’

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mood, quality, feel, style, note, air, attitude, character, spirit, flavour, grain, temper, humour, effect

tenor, vein, drift, gist

4‘the dialling tone’

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note, beep, bleep, meep, whine, buzz, warble, burr, signal

5‘old-fashioned tones of primrose, lavender, and rose’

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tint, shade, colour, hue, tinge, cast, tincture


verb

1‘the rich orange colour of the wood tones beautifully with the yellow roses’

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harmonize, go, go well, blend, fit, coordinate, team, accord

match, suit, complement


Phrases

    tone something down

      1‘he has had to tone down his gaudy garments to get them into department stores’

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      subdue, make less garish, soften, lighten, dim, mute

      2‘the newspapers refused to tone down their criticism of the government’

      SYNONYMS

      moderate, modify, modulate, mitigate, temper, dampen, soften, lighten

      subdue, restrain, stifle, bridle, bottle up, contain

      qualify

      informal

      keep the lid on