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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

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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

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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

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“Tones.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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