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Definition of Tonic
Tonic Ton"ic, a. (Med.)
Characterized by continuous muscular contraction; as, tonic
TonicTonic Ton"ic, n. [Cf. F. tonique, NL. tonicum.]
1. (Phon.) A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.
2. (Mus.) The key tone, or first tone of any scale.
3. (Med.) A medicine that increases the strength, and gives
vigor of action to the system.
Tonic sol-fa (Mus.), the name of the most popular among
letter systems of notation (at least in England), based on
key relationship, and hence called ``tonic.' Instead of
the five lines, clefs, signature, etc., of the usual
notation, it employs letters and the syllables do, re, mi,
etc., variously modified, with other simple signs of
duration, of upper or lower octave, etc. See Sol-fa. TonicTonic Ton"ic, a. [Cf. F. tonigue, Gr. ?. See Tone.]
1. Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (Phon.),
applied to, or distingshing, a speech sound made with tone
unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, such sounds, namely,
the vowels and diphthongs, being so called by Dr. James
Rush (1833) `` from their forming the purest and most
plastic material of intonation.'
2. Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence,
increasing strength; as, tonic power.
3. (Med.) Increasing strength, or the tone of the animal
system; obviating the effects of debility, and restoring
Tonic spasm. (Med.) See the Note under Spasm.
Meaning of Tonic from wikipedia
- Herbal tonic
, a herbal medicine
with tonic effects Tonic
(music), a concept
of music theory Tonic
(band), an American
rock band Tonic
- Tonic water
(or Indian tonic
water) is a carbonated
in which quinine
is dissolved. Originally
used as a prophylactic against
- A gin and tonic
is a highball
****tail made with gin and tonic water poured
over ice. It is usually garnished
with a slice
of lime. The amount...
is a measure
of the effective osmotic pressure
gradient, as defined
by the water potential
of two solutions separated
by a semipermeable
- generalized tonic
as a grand
mal seizure) is a type of generalized seizure
bilateral, convulsive tonic
is an American
rock band, formed
in 1993 by Emerson
Hart and Jeff Russo. Later members
Dan Lavery, Kevin
Shepard, and Dan Rothchild...
- Buckfast Tonic
Wine is a caffeinated fortified
made by monks
at Buckfast Abbey
in Devon, England, now made under
a licence granted
- In music, tonicization
is the treatment
of a pitch other
than the overall tonic
(the "home note" of a piece) as a temporary tonic
in a composition. In...
- dead. This form of animal deception
is an adaptive behavior
as tonic immobility
or thanatosis. Apparent death
can be used as a defense
- In music, the tonic
is the first scale degree
() of a diatonic scale
note of a scale) and the tonal center
or final resolution
tone that is...
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