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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)!
They were sitting close together, talking in hushed tones.
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!
Much of his writing has a rather strident tone to it.
Their next letter was more optimistic in tone.
a flute with a clear bright tone
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.
a tweed coat in subtle tones of purple and green
her olive skin tone
The patient’s general muscle tone is good.
You use a rising tone in English to indicate a question.