Synonyms of tone in English:

tone


See definition of tone

noun

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

SYNONYMS
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’


    SYNONYMS
    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