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Tone may refer to:


Sound and music[edit]

  • Tone (linguistics), the pitch and pitch changes in words of certain languages
  • Tone (musical instrument), the audible characteristics of a musician's sound
  • Musical tone, a sound characterized by its duration, pitch, intensity, and timbre
  • Pure tone, a tone with a sinusoidal waveform
  • Reciting tone, such as Psalm tone and recitative, as in Gregorian chants
  • Tonality, a system of music based on a key "center", or tonic
  • Tone control, a (typically electronic) control for affecting frequency content of an audio signal
  • Whole tone, or major second, a commonly occurring musical interval

Musical genres, groups, people and works[edit]



  • Muscle tone, the state of tension or responsiveness of the organs or tissues of the body
  • Toning exercises, the use of exercise to develop hard, but not necessarily large, musculature tone

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