under tone


Tone may refer to:



  • Pitch (music), the perceived frequency of a note or sound (see also pure tone)
  • Note, the name of a pitch
  • Whole tone, or major second, a commonly occurring musical interval
  • Timbre, the quality of a musical note or sound that distinguishes different types of sound production
  • Gregorian chants reciting formulas such as Psalm tone and Recitative
  • In collaboration with pitch, tone controls the overall bass, mid, and treble frequencies heard within a certain note. Tone can make the same note or pitch sound darker or brighter, heavier or lighter, "bassier and treblier" in essence.


  • Tones, album by Eric Johnson
  • 2 Tone (or Two Tone), style of music combining elements of ska and punk
  • Tone, album by Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament

Language and writing

Telephone and electronics

  • Dial tone, a signal indicating that the exchange is ready to accept a call
  • Dual-tone multi-frequency, a dialing system also known as Touch-Tone
  • Ringtone, the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call
  • Tone control circuits, used to modify an audio signal before it is fed to speakers, headphones or recording devices by way of an amplifier



  • Tone, Japanese cruiser employed during World War 1
  • Tone, Japanese cruiser employed during World War 2


  • 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


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