"tone" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

tone
[təʊn]
sustantivo
1. tono (m) (sound, color); señal (f) tono (m) (on phone); timbre (m) (quality of sound)
  • tone of voice -> tono (m) de voz
  • to raise/lower the tone (sentido figurado) -> elevar/bajar el tono (of place, occasion)

tone [toun]
sustantivo
1. Tono de la voz o del habla, y a veces también se toma por la misma voz o habla.
  • Don’t speak to me in that tone of voice! -> ¡no me hables en ese tono
2. Tono o timbre en la música, intervalo de un segundo mayor.
3. Tonillo, modo particular de hablar o de leer.
4. Tono en medicina es el estado de tensión, elasticidad o firmeza propio y peculiar de cada órgano para ejercer su función respectiva.
5. Estilo o tendencia característica; tono.
6. Tono, efecto general de un cuadro, su armonía con relación el colorido y claroscuro; matiz de color.
7. Nivel (level).
  • To raise the tone -> levantar el nivel
1. Dar el tono; modificar el tono; entonar (cuadros, fotografías).
2. Templar.
3. V.
verbo neutro (intransitivo)
4. Corresponder en tono o matiz. (n)
5. Tomarse un matiz dado. (n)
  • To tone down -> (a) (Pint.) suavizar el tono, pintar con colores menos vivos; (b) moderar la calidad y volumen del sonido; (c) modificar en cuanto a la expresión o al efecto
  • To tone up -> (a) aumentar la calidad o fuerza; (b) elevar el tono músico; (c) dar o adquirir mayor fuerza o vigor corporal, tonificar (revitalize)
va.V. TUNE. INTONE.

tone [təʊn]
noun
1 (Mús) tono (m)
2 [of voice] tono (m)
in an angry tone en tono de enojo; in low tones en tono bajo; they were whispering in low tones cuchicheaban; tone of voice tono (m) de voz
Don't speak to me in that tone of voice! He was usually spoken about in the tone of voice reserved for a brilliant and wayward child
to praise sb in ringing tones poner a algn por las nubes
3 (Telec) señal (f)
dialling tone señal (f) para marcar; please speak after the tone (Telec) por favor, hable después de oír la señal
4 (shade of colour) tono (m); matiz (m)
two-tone colour scheme combinación (f) de dos tonalidades
5 (tendency) tono (m); nota (f); [of speech, article] tono (m); cariz (m)
The spokesman said the tone of the letter was very friendly The whole tone of the President's speech was one of continuity and stability His comments to reporters were conciliatory in tone
the tone of the market (Economics) la nota dominante del mercado; el tono del mercado
6 (character, dignity) buen tono (m); elegancia (f)
the place has tone el sitio tiene buen tono; es un sitio elegante; the clientèle gives the restaurant tone la clientela da distinción al restaurante; to raise/lower the tone of sth levantar/bajar el nivel de algo
7 [of muscles etc]
muscle tone tono (m) muscular
...stretch exercises that aim to improve muscle tone Keeping your muscles strong and in tone helps you to avoid back problems
verb:intransitive
(Britain)(also tone in) [+colours] armonizar; combinar;
verb:transitive
1 (Mús) entonar
2 (Fot) virar
3 [+body, muscles] (also tone up) tonificar; fortalecer
This movement lengthens your spine and tones the spinal nerves ...finely toned muscular bodies Exercise tones up your body
modifier
tone colour tone color (US) (n) (Mús) timbre (m)
tone control (n) control (m) de tonalidad
tone language (n) lengua (f) tonal
tone poem (n) poema (m) sinfónico

Verb Conjugations for "tone" (go to el tono)

Indicative

Present
Preterit
Future
I tone I toned I will tone
you tone you toned you will tone
he/she tones he/she toned he/she will tone
we tone we toned we will tone
you tone you toned you will tone
they tone they toned they will tone
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