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tone

US [toʊn]
UK [təʊn]
  • n.语气;色调;音调;口气
  • v.使更健壮;使更结实;使更有力;与…协调
  • Web语调;音色;声调
Plural Form:tones  Present Participle:toning  Past Tense:toned  
Tone
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n.
腔调of voice
1.
[c]
语气;口气;腔调;口吻the quality of sb's voice, especially expressing a particular emotion
speaking in hushed/low/clipped/measured, etc. tones
以压低、低沉、短促、缓慢谨慎等的语调讲话
a conversational tone
交谈的语气
a tone of surprise
惊奇的口气
Don't speak to me in that tone of voice(= in that unpleasant way) .
别用那种口吻跟我讲话。
There's no need to take that tone with me─it's not my fault we're late.
不必那样跟我拿腔拿调的。我们来晚了,可不是我的错。
特征;气氛character/atmosphere
2.
[sing]
风格;特色;气氛;情调the general character and attitude of sth such as a piece of writing, or the atmosphere of an event
The overall tone of the book is gently nostalgic.
这本书整体格调是温情的怀旧。
She set the tone for the meeting with a firm statement of company policy.
她坚定地说明了公司的方针,为会议定下了调子。
Trust you to lower the tone of the conversation(= for example by telling a rude joke) .
管保你会降低谈话的格调(如讲粗俗的笑话)。
The article was moderate in tone and presented both sides of the case.
这篇文章基调温和,不偏不倚。
声音of sound
3.
[c]
(尤指乐器或电子音响设备的)音质,音色the quality of a sound, especially the sound of a musical instrument or one produced by electronic equipment
the full rich tone of the trumpet
小号饱满嘹亮的音色
the volume and tone controls on a car stereo
汽车立体声系统音量和音质的控制装置
颜色colour
4.
[c]
色调;明暗;影调a shade of a colour
a carpet in warm tones of brown and orange
棕色和橘黄色的暖色调地毯
肌肉;皮肤of muscles/skin
5.
[u]
(肌肉)结实度,健壮度;(皮肤)柔韧性how strong and firm your muscles or skin are
how to improve your muscle/skin tone
如何使肌肉发达╱皮肤柔韧
电话on telephone
6.
[c]
(打电话时听到的)声音信号a sound heard on a telephone line
the dialling tone
拨号音
the dial tone
拨号音
Please speak after the tone(= for example as an instruction on an answering machine) .
听到信号后请讲话。
音乐in music
7.
[c]
全音one of the five longer intervals in a musical scale , for example the interval between C and D or between E and F#
语音学phonetics
8.
[c]
(说话的)声调,音调the pitch (= how high or low a sound is) of a syllable in speaking
a rising/falling tone
升调;降调
9.
(字的)声调;字调a particular pitch pattern on a syllable in languages such as Chinese, that can be used to distinguish different meanings
有…音调-toned
10.
有…音调的(或音质的、色调的)having the type of tone mentioned
a bright-toned soprano
声音嘹亮的女高音
olive-toned skin
黄褐色的皮肤
v.
肌肉;皮肤muscles/skin
1.
[t]
~ sth (up)
使更健壮;使更结实;使更有力to make your muscles, skin, etc. firmer and stronger
Massage will help to tone up loose skin under the chin.
按摩有助于使颏下松弛的皮肤紧起来。
a beautifully toned body
优美矫健的身体
颜色colour
2.
[i]
~ (in) (with sth)
与…协调;与…相配to match the colour of sth
The beige of his jacket toned (in) with the cream shirt.
他那夹克的米黄色与乳白色的衬衫非常协调。

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