Phone vs Tone - What's the difference?
As a verb phone
As a noun tone is
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Shortening of (telephone).
A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
* cell phone
* clamshell phone
* flip phone
* mobile phone
* phone sex
* phone tag
To call (someone) on the telephone.
* call, ring, telephone
* phone it in
* phone up
From (etyl) .
(phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
From (etyl) ton, from (etyl)
(music) A specific pitch.
(music) (in the diatonic scale ) An interval of a major second.
(music) (in a Gregorian chant ) A recitational melody.
The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice.
General character, mood, or trend.
(linguistics) The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese.
(dated) A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm and a regular rise and fall of the voice.
- Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the evening.
(literature) The manner in which speech or writing is expressed.
* W. C. Bryant
- Children often read with a tone .
(obsolete) State of mind; temper; mood.
- Their tone was dissatisfied, almost menacing.
The shade or quality of a colour.
The favourable effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, or of colours.
- The strange situation I am in and the melancholy state of public affairs, from a philosophical tone or temper, to the drudgery of private and public business.
The definition and firmness of a muscle or organ. see also: tonus
(biology) The state of a living body or of any of its organs or parts in which the functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.
(biology) Normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli.
- This picture has tone .
* (an interval of a major second ): whole tone
* dial tone
* muscle tone
* tonebar, tone bar
* tone of voice
to give a particular tone to
to change the colour of
to make (something) firmer
to harmonize, especially in colour
To utter with an affected tone.
* (give a particular tone to)
* (change the colour of) color/colour, dye, paint, tint
* (make firmer) firm, firm up, tone up
* (harmonize) harmonise/harmonize
* (utter with an affected tone)
* tone down
* tone up
* tony, toney (affected tone)
From (etyl) tone, ton, toon, from the incorrect division of ; see also (l).
The one (of two).
*, Bk.X, Ch.lxiij:
*:So wythin the thirde day, there cam to the cité thes two brethirne: the tone hyght Sir Helyus and the other hyght Helake