tone of voice

Definition of tone of voice

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  vocal or musical sound of a specific quality

    :  musical sound with respect to timbre and manner of expression

    :  a sound of definite pitch and vibration

  1. :  to impart tone to :  strengthen

    :  to soften or reduce in intensity, color, appearance, or sound :  mellow

    :  to change the normal silver image of (something, such as a photographic print) into a colored image

  1. :  sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx

    :  sound so produced by human beings

    :  musical sound produced by the vocal folds and resonated by the cavities of head and throat

  1. :  to express in words :  utter

    :  to adjust for producing the proper musical sounds

    :  to pronounce (a speech sound, such as a consonant) with voice

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