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Meredith trembled at the tenderness in his tone.
'Really?' Simone said in a surprised tone of voice.
Don't you take that tone of voice with me (=don't speak to me so rudely)!
The positive tone of the evening had changed completely.
The opening remarks set the tone for the rest of the interview.
Trust you to lower the tone of the whole conversation!
I picked up the phone and just got a beeping tone.
The answering machine said to leave a message after the tone.
I keep getting the engaged tone.
This is the British English definition of tone. View American English definition of tone.
to kill someone in a violent way