Tone vs Viola - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between tone and viola
is that tone
is (music) a specific pitch while viola
is (music) a stringed instrument of the violin family, somewhat larger than a violin, played under the chin, and having a deeper tone or viola
can be (botany
) any of several flowering plants, of the genus viola
, including the violets and pansies.
As a verb tone
is to give a particular tone to.
As a pronoun tone
is the one (of two).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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
From (etyl) viola, from (etyl) viola (modern Occitan viula), from .
(music) A stringed instrument of the violin family, somewhat larger than a violin, played under the chin, and having a deeper tone
(music) An organ stop having a similar tone
(music) A 10-string steel-string acoustic guitar, used in Brazilian folk music.
From (etyl) .
(botany) Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Viola , including the violets and pansies.