George W. Bush said he wanted to change the tone in Washington.
What is more impressive is the narration: the calm, settled, often witty, always perceptive, tone of voice.
And then one day,” Furry went on, his tone altering slightly, “she upped and quit me, said I had married her for her money.
The tone veered wildly between camp, melodrama, realism, and messy amalgamations of the three.
The tone lurches drunkenly from realistic to farcical to spoof.
So much falsehood does it cost to obtain two apparent truths of tone.
"We may have plenty of it yet," replied the lieutenant, with a suspicion of uneasiness in his tone.
Her tone was quite serious, but there was an odd expression in her eye.
There was that in Henry's tone which opened up the old-time anger.
"You might have told me of it," he continued, in a tone of dissatisfaction.
mid-14c., from Old French ton (13c.), from Latin tonus "a sound, tone, accent," literally "stretching" (in Medieval Latin, a term peculiar to music), from Greek tonos "vocal pitch, raising of voice, accent, key in music," originally "a stretching, taut string," related to teinein "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "manner of speaking" is from c.1600. First reference to firmness of body is from 1660s.
"to impart tone to," 1811, from tone (n.). Related: Toned; toning.
The quality or character of sound.
The character of voice expressing an emotion.
The normal state of elastic tension or partial contraction in resting muscles.
Normal firmness of a tissue or an organ.