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Tone may refer to:

Sound and music[edit]

  • Tone (linguistics), the pitch and pitch changes in words of certain languages
  • Tone (musical instrument), the audible characteristics of a musician's sound
  • Musical tone, a sound characterized by its duration, pitch, intensity, and timbre
  • Pure tone is a tone with a sinusoidal waveform
  • Reciting tone, such as Psalm tone and recitative, as in Gregorian chants
  • Tonality, a system of music based on a key "center", or tonic
  • Tone control, a (typically electronic) control for affecting frequency content of an audio signal
  • Whole tone, or major second, a commonly occurring musical interval

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Musical genres, groups, and works[edit]

Other arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Tone (literature), a literary technique which encompasses the attitudes toward the subject and toward the audience implied in a literary work that is compatible with the other drive
  • Tone (magazine), a New Zealand technology magazine



Given name and stage name[edit]

  • Tone, American producer and member of the production group Trackmasters
  • Tone, alias of Tony Chung, member of Taiwanese-American mainstream pop duo Cool Silly
  • Tone Lōc (born 1966), American hip hop artist and actor
  • Tone Damli Aaberge (born 1988), Norwegian singer
  • Tønes (born 1972), the artistic name of Norwegian singer Frank Tønnesen
  • Tone (born 1980), the Portuguese Marujo SysAdm



  • 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 tone


Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]