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Ionic vs. Tonic

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  • Ionic (adjective)

    of, relating to, or containing ions

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Pertaining to tension, especially of muscles.

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Restorative, curative or invigorating.

    "The arrival of the new members had a tonic effect on the team."

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Pertaining to or based upon the first note of a diatonic scale.

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Pertaining to the accent or stress in a word or in speech.

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically being or relating to a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, i.e. a vowel or diphthong.

  • Tonic (noun)

    A substance with medicinal properties intended to restore or invigorate.

    "We used to brew a tonic from a particular kind of root."

  • Tonic (noun)

    Tonic water.

  • Tonic (noun)

    Any of various carbonated, non-alcoholic beverages; soda pop.

  • Tonic (noun)

    Someone or something that revitalises or reinvigorates.

  • Tonic (noun)

    The first note of a diatonic scale; the keynote.

  • Tonic (noun)

    The triad built on the tonic note.

  • Tonic (noun)

    A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Ionic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians.

  • Ionic (adjective)

    Pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital.

  • Ionic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to ions; composed of ions, containing ions, or breaking down into ions when dissolved in a polar solvent; as, an ionic solution will conduct a current of electricity. Opposite of nonionic.

  • Ionic (noun)

    A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, - that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two short and two long, - that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the smaller Ionic.

  • Ionic (noun)

    The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic.

  • Ionic (noun)

    Ionic type.

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (Phon.), applied to, or distingshing, a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, such sounds, namely, the vowels and diphthongs, being so called by Dr. James Rush (1833) " from their forming the purest and most plastic material of intonation."

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence, increasing strength; as, tonic power.

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Increasing strength, or the tone of the animal system; obviating the effects of debility, and restoring healthy functions.

  • Tonic (adjective)

    Characterized by continuous muscular contraction; as, tonic convulsions.

  • Tonic (noun)

    A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.

  • Tonic (noun)

    The key tone, or first tone of any scale.

  • Tonic (noun)

    A medicine that increases the strength, and gives vigor of action to the system.

Webster Dictionary
  • Ionic (noun)

    the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Ionia

  • Ionic (adjective)

    containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions;

    "ionic charge"

    "ionic crystals"

    "ionic hydrogen"

  • Ionic (adjective)

    oldest and simplest of the three orders of classical Greek architecture

  • Tonic (noun)

    lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine

  • Tonic (noun)

    a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring;

    "in New England they call sodas tonics"

  • Tonic (noun)

    (music) the first note of a diatonic scale

  • Tonic (noun)

    a medicine that strengthens and invigorates

  • Tonic (adjective)

    of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue;

    "a tonic reflex"

    "tonic muscle contraction"

  • Tonic (adjective)

    employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words;

    "Chinese is a tonal language"

  • Tonic (adjective)

    used of syllables;

    "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"

  • Tonic (adjective)

    relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale;

    "tonic harmony"

  • Tonic (adjective)

    imparting vitality and energy;

    "the bracing mountain air"

Princeton's WordNet

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