two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
insincere talk about religion or morals
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
pitching dangerously to one side
move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
Tip boat to clean its hull
walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
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