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Tone vs. Voice

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Tonenoun

(music) A specific pitch.

Voicenoun

Sound uttered by the mouth, especially by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character

‘The human voice is the oldest musical instrument in history.’; ‘She has a pleasant voice.’; ‘His low voice allowed hum to become a bass in the choir.’;

Tonenoun

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

Voicenoun

(phonetics) Sound made through vibration of the vocal cords; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; — distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in whispering and voiceless consonants.

Tonenoun

(music) (in a Gregorian chant) A recitational melody.

Voicenoun

The tone or sound emitted by an object

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Tonenoun

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

Voicenoun

The faculty or power of utterance

‘to cultivate the voice’;

Tonenoun

General character, mood, or trend.

‘Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the evening.’;

Voicenoun

That which is communicated; message; meaning.

Tonenoun

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

Voicenoun

An expressed opinion, choice, will, desire, or wish; the right or ability to make such expression or to have it considered

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Tonenoun

(dated) 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.’;

Voicenoun

(archaic) Command; precept.

Tonenoun

(literature) The manner in which speech or writing is expressed.

Voicenoun

One who speaks; a speaker.

Tonenoun

(obsolete) State of mind; temper; mood.

Voicenoun

(literature) A particular style or way of writing that expresses a certain tone or feeling.

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Tonenoun

The shade or quality of a colour.

Voicenoun

(grammar) A particular way of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.

‘The verbal system of Latin has two voices, active and passive.’;

Tonenoun

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

‘This picture has tone.’;

Voicenoun

(music) In harmony, an independent vocal or instrumental part in a piece of composition.

‘The theme of this piece constantly migrates between the three voice parts.’;

Tonenoun

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

Voicenoun

A flag associated with a user on a channel, determining whether or not they can send messages to the channel.

Tonenoun

(biology) 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.

Voiceverb

(transitive) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce

‘He voiced the sentiments of the nation.’;

Tonenoun

(biology) Normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli.

Voiceverb

To utter audibly, with tone and not just breath.

Toneverb

(transitive) to give a particular tone to

Voiceverb

(transitive) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of

‘voice the pipes of an organ’;

Toneverb

(transitive) to change the colour of

Voiceverb

To vote; to elect; to appoint

Toneverb

(transitive) to make (something) firmer

Voiceverb

To clamor; to cry out

Toneverb

(intransitive) to harmonize, especially in colour

Voiceverb

To assign the voice flag to a user on IRC, permitting them to send messages to the channel.

Toneverb

(transitive) To utter with an affected tone.

Voiceverb

To act as a voice actor to portray a character.

Tonepronoun

The one (of two).

Voicenoun

Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice; a pleasant voice; a low voice.

‘He with a manly voice saith his message.’; ‘Her voice was ever soft,Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman.’; ‘Thy voice is music.’; ‘Join thy voice unto the angel choir.’;

Tonenoun

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.

‘[Harmony divine] smooths her charming tones.’; ‘Tones that with seraph hymns might blend.’;

Voicenoun

Sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b, v, d, etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; - distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in f, s, sh, etc., and also whisper.

Tonenoun

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

‘Eager his tone, and ardent were his eyes.’;

Voicenoun

The tone or sound emitted by anything.

‘After the fire a still small voice.’; ‘Canst thou thunder with a voice like him?’; ‘The floods have lifted up their voice.’; ‘O Marcus, I am warm'd; my heartLeaps at the trumpet's voice.’;

Tonenoun

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.

Voicenoun

The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice.

Tonenoun

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

Voicenoun

Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion.

‘I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.’; ‘My voice is in my sword.’; ‘Let us call on God in the voice of his church.’;

Tonenoun

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.

Voicenoun

Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.

‘Sic. How now, my masters! have you chose this man?1 Cit. He has our voices, sir.’; ‘Some laws ordain, and some attend the choiceOf holy senates, and elect by voice.’;

Tonenoun

Tonicity; as, arterial tone.

Voicenoun

Command; precept; - now chiefly used in scriptural language.

‘So shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.’;

Tonenoun

State of mind; temper; mood.

‘The strange situation I am in and the melancholy state of public affairs, . . . drag the mind down . . . from a philosophical tone or temper, to the drudgery of private and public business.’; ‘Their tone was dissatisfied, almost menacing.’;

Voicenoun

One who speaks; a speaker.

Tonenoun

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

Voicenoun

A particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.

Tonenoun

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.

Voiceverb

To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.

‘It was voiced that the king purposed to put to death Edward Plantagenet.’;

Tonenoun

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.

Voiceverb

To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.

Tonenoun

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.

Voiceverb

To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.

Tonenoun

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

‘She was dressed in a soft cloth of a gray tone.’;

Voiceverb

To vote; to elect; to appoint.

Tonenoun

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

Voiceverb

To clamor; to cry out.

Toneverb

To utter with an affected tone.

Voicenoun

the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech;

‘A shrill voice sounded behind us’;

Toneverb

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

Voicenoun

the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract;

‘a singer takes good care of his voice’; ‘the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations’;

Toneverb

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

‘Its thousand hues toned down harmoniusly.’; ‘The best method for the purpose in hand was to employ some one of a character and position suited to get possession of their confidence, and then use it to tone down their religious strictures.’;

Voicenoun

a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance;

‘the noisy voice of the waterfall’; ‘the incessant voices of the artillery’;

Tonenoun

the quality of a person's voice;

‘he began in a conversational tone’; ‘he spoke in a nervous tone of voice’;

Voicenoun

expressing in coherent verbal form;

‘the articulation of my feelings’; ‘I gave voice to my feelings’;

Tonenoun

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

‘the Beijing dialect uses four tones’;

Voicenoun

a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated;

‘the voice of the law’; ‘the Times is not the voice of New York’; ‘conservatism has many voices’;

Tonenoun

(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’;

Voicenoun

something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression;

‘the wee small voice of conscience’; ‘the voice of experience’; ‘he said his voices told him to do it’;

Tonenoun

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’;

Voicenoun

(metonymy) a singer;

‘he wanted to hear trained voices sing it’;

Tonenoun

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’;

Voicenoun

an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose;

‘the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government’;

Tonenoun

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

‘the singer held the note too long’;

Voicenoun

the ability to speak;

‘he lost his voice’;

Tonenoun

a steady sound without overtones;

‘they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies’;

Voicenoun

(linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

Tonenoun

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

‘the doctor tested my tonicity’;

Voicenoun

the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music;

‘he tried to sing the tenor part’;

Tonenoun

a musical interval of two semitones

Voiceverb

give voice to;

‘He voiced his concern’;

Tonenoun

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’;

Voiceverb

utter with vibrating vocal chords

Toneverb

utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically;

‘The students chanted the same slogan over and over again’;

Toneverb

of one's speech, varying the pitch

Toneverb

change the color or tone of;

‘tone a negative’;

Toneverb

change to a color image;

‘tone a photographic image’;

Toneverb

give a healthy elasticity to;

‘Let's tone our muscles’;

Tonenoun

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’;

Tonenoun

a modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood

‘a firm tone of voice’;

Tonenoun

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

Tonenoun

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’;

Tonenoun

an atmosphere of respectability or class

‘they don't feel he gives the place tone’;

Tonenoun

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’;

Tonenoun

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’;

Tonenoun

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

Tonenoun

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

Tonenoun

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

Tonenoun

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

Tonenoun

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’;

Tonenoun

the normal level of activity in a nerve fibre

‘vagal tone’;

Toneverb

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

‘exercise tones up the muscles’;

Toneverb

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

‘his leg muscles had toned up’;

Toneverb

harmonize with (something) in terms of colour

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

Toneverb

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’;

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