Notebook, 1993-



Timbre, Tint, Shade, Modification [of Hue], Effect [of light and shade together with color], Manner of Expression, Pitch and Vibration, Elasticity, Tension or Responsiveness, Accent, Inflection . . . . Inflection Expressive of a Mood or Emotion . . . . Style or Manner of Expression . . . . Color Qualilty or Value . . . . Pitch to Express Differences of Meaning . . . . Sound of a specific Quality . . . . General Character, Quality, Trend, Frame of Mind, Mood

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1 Tone n [ME, fr. L tonus tension, tone, fr. Gk tnos, lit., act of stretching; akin to Gk teinein to stretch -more at Thin] [14c] 1: vocal or musical sound of a specific quality [spoke in low __s] [masculine __s]; esp: musical sound with respect to timbre and manner of expression 2a: a sound of definite pitch and vibration b: Whole Step 3: accent or inflectin expressive of a mood or emotion 4: the pitch of a word often used to express differences of meaning 5: a particular pitch or change of pitch constituting an element in the intonation of a phrase or sentence [high __] [low __] [mid __] [low-rising __] [falling __] 6: style or manner of expression in speaking or writing [seemed wise to adopt a conciliatory [__] 7a [1]: color quality or value [2]: a tint or shade of color b: the color that appreciably modifies a hue or white or black [gray walls of greenish __] 8: the effect in painting of light and shade together with color 9a: the state of a living body or of any of its organs or parts in which the functions are healthy and performed with the due vigor b: normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli: specif: muscular tonus 10a: healthy elasticity: Resiliency b: general character, quality, or trend [a city's upbeat __] c: frame of mind: Mood

2 Tone vt [1660] 1: Intone 2: to give a particular intonation or inflection to 3a: to impart tone to: Strengthen [medicine to __up the system] b: to soften or reduce in intensity, color, appearance, or sound: Mellow -often used with down c: to change the normal silver image of [as a photographic print] into a colored image -vi 1: to assume a pleasing color quality or tint 2: to blend or hamrmonize in color [Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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