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Tone vs. Tune

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  • 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).

  • Tune (noun)

    A melody.

  • Tune (noun)

    A song, or short musical composition.

  • Tune (noun)

    The act of tuning or maintenance.

    "Your engine needs a good tune."

  • Tune (noun)

    The state or condition of being correctly tuned.

    "Your engine is now in tune."

    "This piano is not in tune."

  • Tune (noun)

    Temper; frame of mind.

  • Tune (noun)

    A sound; a note; a tone.

  • Tune (noun)

    Order; harmony; concord.

  • Tune (interjection)

    Used to show appreciation or approval of a song.

    "You heard the new Rizzle Kicks song? — Tune!"

  • Tune (verb)

    To adjust (a musical instrument) so that it produces the correct pitches.

    "to tune a piano or a violin"

  • Tune (verb)

    To adjust or modify (esp. a mechanical or electrical device) so that it functions optimally.

    "Tuning the engine gave me an extra twenty horsepower."

    "Tune your mind, and anything becomes possible."

  • Tune (verb)

    To adjust the frequency on a radio or TV set, so as to receive the desired channel.

    "Tune to Channel 6 for all your favourite daytime shows."

  • Tune (verb)

    To adapt to or direct towards a particular target.

    "My ears were tuned to the sounds of the forest."

  • Tune (verb)

    To make more precise, intense, or effective; to put into a proper state or disposition.

  • Tune (verb)

    To attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.

  • Tune (verb)

    To give a certain tone or character to.

  • Tune (verb)

    To sing with melody or harmony.

  • Tune (verb)

    To cheek; to be impudent towards.

    "Are you tuning me?"

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