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Sound and music

  • 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 is 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

Language and writing

  1. A specific pitch.
  2. (in the diatonic scale) An interval of a major second.
  3. (in a Gregorian chant) A recitational melody.
  4. The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice.
  5. The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese.
  6. The manner in which speech or writing is expressed.
  7. The shade or quality of a colour.
  8. The definition and firmness of a muscle or organ.

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