Synonyms and Antonyms of tone

  1. 1 a distinctive way of putting ideas into words the angry tone of his letter makes it clear he doesn't want to speak to me ever again Synonyms fashion, locution, manner, mode, phraseology, style, veinRelated Words address, delivery, elocution; archaism, colloquialism, regionalism; acceptation, connotation, denotation, expression, idiom

  2. 2 a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished fall fashions in deep jewel tones Synonyms cast, hue, shade, tincture, tinge, tint, colorRelated Words overtone, undertone; primary color, secondary color, tertiary color; brightness, chroma, chromaticity, contrast, lightness, saturation, value; coloration, coloring, colorway, pigmentationNear Antonyms achromatism

  3. 3 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others all that showbiz glitz is out of keeping with the tone of the college Synonyms character, clay, colors, complexion, constitution, genius, personality, self, natureRelated Words distinctiveness, distinctness, individuality, singularity, uniqueness; attribute, characteristic, earmark, essentiality, feature, flavor, hallmark, mark, point, property, savor (also savour), stamp, trait; disposition, grain, sort, temper, temperament; composition, makeup; essence, essentiality, interior, interiority, soul, spirit; metal, stuff, substance; habit, way

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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