from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having distinctive tones as a fixed feature of the pronunciation of a word, as in Chinese. See tone, 15.
  • Having tone or a tone: much used in composition: as, high -toned; shrill -toned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having (such) a tone; -- chiefly used in composition.
  • adjective paper having a slight tint, in distinction from paper which is quite white.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tone.
  • adjective Having a (specified kind of) tone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination
  • adjective having or distinguished by a tone; often used in combination


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