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tone / tono
 
tone   [təʊn]
A. -noun
1. (music)   tono (m)
2. [of voice]   tono (m)
·in an angry tone
·en tono de enojo
·in low tones
·en tono bajo
·they were whispering in low tones
·cuchicheaban
·tone of voice
tono (m) de voz
b. to praise somebody in ringing tones   poner a somebody, someone por las nubes
3. (telecommunications)   señal (f)
·dialling tone
señal (f) para marcar
·please speak after the tone
(telecommunications)   por favor, hable despuénoun de oír la señal
4. (=shade of colour)   tono (m),   matiz (m)
·two-tone colour scheme
combinaciónoun (f) de dos tonalidades
5. (=tendency)   tono (m),   nota (f)
a. [of speech, article]   tono (m),   cariz (m)
·the tone of the market
(finance)   la nota dominante del mercado,   el tono del mercado
6. (=character, dignity)   buen tono (m),   elegancia (f)
·the place has tone
·el sitio tiene buen tono,   es un sitio elegante
·the clientèle gives the restaurant tone
·la clientela da distinciónoun al restaurante
·to raise/lower the tone of something
·levantar/bajar el nivel de algo
7. [of muscles etcetera]
·muscle tone
tono (m) muscular
B. -intransitive verb
(British, Great Britain)   also tone in
[colours]   armonizar,   combinar
C. -transitive verb
1. (music)   entonar
2. (photography)   virar
3. [+body, muscles]   also tone up   tonificar,   fortalecer
D. -compound
·tone colour
·tone color
(United States)   -noun   (music)   timbre (m)
·tone control   -noun   control (m) de tonalidad
·tone language   -noun   lengua (f) tonal
·tone poem   -noun   poema (m) sinfónico
 
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