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cold tone

noun, Photography
1.
a bluish or greenish tinge in a black-and-white print.
Compare warm tone.
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  • A cold tone of gentle-blooded, high-middle-class respectability prevails.

  • "There might be some question as to rights in the child," he said, in a clear, cold tone.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • "He was your son;" said Rose, in the same strange, cold tone.

    Rose Clark Fanny Fern
  • "It was only my duty," he replied, now perfectly calm, and in a cold tone.

    Miles Tremenhere, Vol 1 of 2 Annette Marie Maillard
  • "You are certainly very kind," said Mrs. Kent in a cold tone, evincing not the slightest pleasure at his devotion.

    Frank and Fearless Horatio Alger Jr.
  • "I don't know what you are talking about," said Tish in a cold tone.

    More Tish Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The calm, cold tone was not far from accusing; her steely eyes were hard and uncompromising.

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon
  • Rust withdrew himself from her embrace, and without answering her question, said in a cold tone: ‘Come in the house.’

  • "That is quite sufficient, Monsieur d'Artagnan," returned Fouquet, in a cold tone of voice.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • Roger's cold tone betrayed no emotion, no recognition of Costigan's open and bitter contempt.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith

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