tone of voice

noun phrase

: the way a person is speaking to someone
I don't like your tone of voice.

Examples of tone of voice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pay attention to the caller’s tone of voice and don’t give out any information to callers who seem pushy or demanding. Ellie Willard, The Arizona Republic, 11 Aug. 2023 The letter was as deliberate in its form as Ravi was in his tone of voice. Karan Mahajan, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 Difficulty understanding social cues, missing tone of voice or subtext in a conversation., 29 Apr. 2023 Know the impact your smile, eye contact and tone of voice have to elevate employee engagement. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Equiano Equiano Rum As the co-founder and brand and marketing director of Equiano Rum, Aaisha Dadral oversees everything from the company’s branding language and tone of voice to the bottle design and social media content. Samantha Simon, ELLE, 31 Mar. 2023

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“Tone of voice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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