give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles"
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"
(linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones"
change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
vary the pitch of one's speech
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author; "the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw"; "from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I