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Definition of tone
toneSensible Sen"si*ble, a. [F., fr. L. sensibilis, fr. sensus
1. Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible
through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the
mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or
understanding; ?????? heat; sensible resistance.
Air is sensible to the touch by its motion.
The disgrace was more sensible than the pain. --Sir
Any very sensible effect upon the prices of things.
2. Having the capacity of receiving impressions from external
objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of
the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or
Would your cambric were sensible as your finger.
3. Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected;
having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also,
readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as,
a sensible thermometer. ``With affection wondrous
4. Perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or
the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be
convinced; satisfied; persuaded.
He [man] can not think at any time, waking or
sleeping, without being sensible of it. --Locke.
They are now sensible it would have been better to
comply than to refuse. --Addison.
5. Having moral perception; capable of being affected by
moral good or evil.
6. Possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or
characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise.
Now a sensible man, by and by a fool. --Shak.
Sensible note or tone (Mus.), the major seventh note of
any scale; -- so called because, being but a half step
below the octave, or key tone, and naturally leading up to
that, it makes the ear sensible of its approaching sound.
Called also the leading tone.
Sensible horizon. See Horizon, n., 2.
Syn: Intelligent; wise.
Usage: Sensible, Intelligent. We call a man sensible
whose judgments and conduct are marked and governed by
sound judgment or good common semse. We call one
intelligent who is quick and clear in his
understanding, i. e., who discriminates readily and
nicely in respect to difficult and important
distinction. The sphere of the sensible man lies in
matters of practical concern; of the intelligent man,
in subjects of intellectual interest. ``I have been
tired with accounts from sensible men, furnished with
matters of fact which have happened within their own
knowledge.' --Addison. ``Trace out numerous footsteps
. . . of a most wise and intelligent architect
throughout all this stupendous fabric.' --Woodward. ToneTone Tone, n.
1. (Physiol.) 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.
2. 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.
3. (Plant Physiol.) The condition of normal balance of a
healthy plant in its relations to light, heat, and
moisture. ToneTone Tone, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Toned; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To utter with an affected tone.
2. To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See
Tune, v. t.
3. (Photog.) To bring, as a print, to a certain required
shade of color, as by chemical treatment.
To tone down.
(a) To cause to give lower tone or sound; to give a lower
(b) (Paint.) To modify, as color, by making it less
brilliant or less crude; to modify, as a composition
of color, by making it more harmonius.
Its thousand hues toned down harmoniusly. --C.
(c) Fig.: To moderate or relax; to diminish or weaken the
striking characteristics of; to soften.
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
To tone up, to cause to give a higher tone or sound; to
give a higher tone to; to make more intense; to heighten;
Meaning of tone from wikipedia
, mix of tint and shade, in painting
and color theory Tone
, the lightness
(as well as darkness) of a colour
is the use of pitch
to distinguish lexical
or grammatical meaning
– that is, to distinguish
or to inflect
words. All verbal
- Ringing tone
(audible ringing, also ringback tone
) is a signaling tone
that is heard
by the originator
of a telephone
, two tone
, or 2 tone
, etc., may refer
analysis, in nonlinear system measurement
Two-tone attention signal
chime, such as...
- A nonchord tone
(NCT), nonharmonic tone
, or embellishing tone
is a note in a piece
or song that is not part of the implied
- Anthony Terrell Smith
3, 1966), better known
by his stage
Lōc (/toʊn loʊk/), is an American
and producer. He is known...
- Theobald Wolfe Tone
, posthumously known
as Wolfe Tone
Teón; 20 June 1763 – 19 November
1798), was a leading Irish revolutionary figure
- A Shepard tone
, named after Roger
Shepard, is a sound consisting
of a superposition
of sine waves separated
by octaves. When pla**** with the b**** pitch...
- A dial tone
is a telephony signal
sent by a telephone exchange
or private branch exchange
(PBX) to a terminating
device, such as a telephone, when an off-hook...
- Tone letters
of a language, most commonly
with contour tones
. A series
of iconic tone letters
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