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Manner vs. Tone

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  • Manner (noun)

    Mode of action; way of performing or doing anything

  • Manner (noun)

    Characteristic mode of acting or behaving; bearing

    "His natural manner makes him seem like the boss."

  • Manner (noun)

    One's customary method of acting; habit.

    "These people have strange manners."

  • Manner (noun)

    good, polite behaviour

  • Manner (noun)

    The style of writing or thought of an author; the characteristic peculiarity of an artist.

  • Manner (noun)

    A certain degree or measure.

    "It is in a manner done already."

  • Manner (noun)

    Sort; kind; style.

    "All manner of persons participate."

  • Manner (noun)

    Standards of conduct cultured and product of mind.

  • Tone (noun)

    A specific pitch.

  • Tone (noun)

    (in the diatonic scale) An interval of a major second.

  • Tone (noun)

    (in a Gregorian chant) A recitational melody.

  • Tone (noun)

    The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice.

  • Tone (noun)

    General character, mood, or trend.

    "Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the evening."

  • Tone (noun)

    The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese.

  • Tone (noun)

    A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm and a regular rise and fall of the voice.

    "Children often read with a tone."

  • Tone (noun)

    The manner in which speech or writing is expressed.

  • Tone (noun)

    State of mind; temper; mood.

  • Tone (noun)

    The shade or quality of a colour.

  • Tone (noun)

    The favourable effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, or of colours.

    "This picture has tone."

  • Tone (noun)

    The definition and firmness of a muscle or organ. see also: tonus

  • Tone (noun)

    The state of a living body or of any of its organs or parts in which the functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.

  • Tone (noun)

    Normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli.

  • Tone (verb)

    to give a particular tone to

  • Tone (verb)

    to change the colour of

  • Tone (verb)

    to make (something) firmer

  • Tone (verb)

    to harmonize, especially in colour

  • Tone (verb)

    To utter with an affected tone.

  • Tone (pronoun)

    The one (of two).

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  • Manner (noun)

    a way in which a thing is done or happens

    "taking notes in an unobtrusive manner"

  • Manner (noun)

    a style in literature or art

    "a dramatic poem in the manner of Goethe"

  • Manner (noun)

    a semantic category of adverbs and adverbials which answer the question ‘how?’

    "an adverb of manner"

  • Manner (noun)

    a kind or sort

    "what manner of man is he?"

  • Manner (noun)

    a person's outward bearing or way of behaving towards others

    "his arrogance and pompous manner"

  • Manner (noun)

    polite or well-bred social behaviour

    "didn't your mother teach you any manners?"

  • Manner (noun)

    social behaviour or habits

    "Trevor apologized for his son's bad manners"

  • Manner (noun)

    the way a motor vehicle handles or performs

    "I have no complaints about the performance or road manners"

  • Tone (noun)

    a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength

    "they were speaking in hushed tones"

    "the piano tone appears lacking in warmth"

  • Tone (noun)

    a modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood

    "a firm tone of voice"

  • Tone (noun)

    a musical note or other sound used as a signal on a telephone or answering machine.

  • Tone (noun)

    the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.

    "there was a general tone of ill-concealed glee in the reporting"

    "my friend and I lowered the tone with our oafish ways"

  • Tone (noun)

    an atmosphere of respectability or class

    "they don't feel he gives the place tone"

  • Tone (noun)

    a basic interval in classical Western music, equal to two semitones and separating, for example, the first and second notes of an ordinary scale (such as C and D, or E and F sharp); a major second

    "the B flat clarinet's part is written one tone higher than the pitch required"

  • Tone (noun)

    the particular quality of brightness, deepness, or hue of a shade of a colour

    "an attractive colour which is even in tone and texture"

    "stained glass in vivid tones of red and blue"

  • Tone (noun)

    the general effect of colour or of light and shade in a picture.

  • Tone (noun)

    a slight degree of difference in the intensity of a colour.

  • Tone (noun)

    (in some languages, such as Chinese) a particular pitch pattern on a syllable used to make semantic distinctions.

  • Tone (noun)

    (in some languages, such as English) intonation on a word or phrase used to add functional meaning.

  • Tone (noun)

    the normal level of firmness or slight contraction in a resting muscle

    "a reduction of muscle tone"

    "a certain amount of daily exercise is essential to maintain proper body tone and function"

  • Tone (noun)

    the normal level of activity in a nerve fibre

    "vagal tone"

  • Tone (verb)

    give greater strength or firmness to (the body or a muscle)

    "exercise tones up the muscles"

  • Tone (verb)

    (of a muscle or other bodily part) became stronger or firmer

    "his leg muscles had toned up"

  • Tone (verb)

    harmonize with (something) in terms of colour

    "the rich orange colour of the wood tones beautifully with the yellow roses"

  • Tone (verb)

    give (a monochrome picture) an altered colour in finishing by means of a chemical solution

    "it's a good idea to sepia tone the whole print first"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Manner (noun)

    Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.

  • Manner (noun)

    Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.

  • Manner (noun)

    Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address; as, mind your manners!.

  • Manner (noun)

    Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.

  • Manner (noun)

    The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.

  • Manner (noun)

    Sort; kind; style; - in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds; as, all manners of people came to the rally.

  • Tone (noun)

    Sound, or the character of a sound, or a sound considered as of this or that character; as, a low, high, loud, grave, acute, sweet, or harsh tone.

  • Tone (noun)

    Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion.

  • Tone (noun)

    A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone.

  • Tone (noun)

    A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones.

  • Tone (noun)

    That state of a body, or of any of its organs or parts, in which the animal functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.

  • Tone (noun)

    Tonicity; as, arterial tone.

  • Tone (noun)

    State of mind; temper; mood.

  • Tone (noun)

    Tenor; character; spirit; drift; as, the tone of his remarks was commendatory.

  • Tone (noun)

    General or prevailing character or style, as of morals, manners, or sentiment, in reference to a scale of high and low; as, a low tone of morals; a tone of elevated sentiment; a courtly tone of manners.

  • Tone (noun)

    The general effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, together with color in the case of a painting; - commonly used in a favorable sense; as, this picture has tone.

  • Tone (noun)

    Quality, with respect to attendant feeling; the more or less variable complex of emotion accompanying and characterizing a sensation or a conceptual state; as, feeling tone; color tone.

  • Tone (noun)

    Color quality proper; - called also hue. Also, a gradation of color, either a hue, or a tint or shade.

  • Tone (noun)

    The condition of normal balance of a healthy plant in its relations to light, heat, and moisture.

  • Tone

    To utter with an affected tone.

  • Tone

    To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t.

  • Tone

    To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Manner (noun)

    how something is done or how it happens;

    "her dignified manner"

    "his rapid manner of talking"

    "their nomadic mode of existence"

    "in the characteristic New York style"

    "a lonely way of life"

    "in an abrasive fashion"

  • Manner (noun)

    a way of acting or behaving

  • Manner (noun)

    a kind;

    "what manner of man are you?"

  • Tone (noun)

    the quality of a person's voice;

    "he began in a conversational tone"

    "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"

  • Tone (noun)

    (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages;

    "the Beijing dialect uses four tones"

  • Tone (noun)

    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound);

    "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"

    "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"

  • Tone (noun)

    the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;

    "the feel of the city excited him"

    "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"

    "it had the smell of treason"

  • Tone (noun)

    a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color;

    "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"

  • Tone (noun)

    a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound;

    "the singer held the note too long"

  • Tone (noun)

    a steady sound without overtones;

    "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies"

  • Tone (noun)

    the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli;

    "the doctor tested my tonicity"

  • Tone (noun)

    a musical interval of two semitones

  • Tone (noun)

    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"

  • Tone (verb)

    utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically;

    "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"

  • Tone (verb)

    of one's speech, varying the pitch

  • Tone (verb)

    change the color or tone of;

    "tone a negative"

  • Tone (verb)

    change to a color image;

    "tone a photographic image"

  • Tone (verb)

    give a healthy elasticity to;

    "Let's tone our muscles"

Princeton's WordNet

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