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Is tone a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tone is a Scrabble US word. The word tone is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

T1O1N1E1

Is tone a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tone is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

T1O1N1E1

Is tone a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word tone is a Words With Friends word. The word tone is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

T1O1N2E1

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You can make 18 words from 'tone' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'tone'

NOTE 4TONE 4

3 letters words from 'tone'

EON 3NET 3
NOT 3ONE 3
TEN 3TOE 3
TON 3 

2 letters words from 'tone'

EN 2ET 2
NE 2NO 2
OE 2ON 2
TE 2TO 2

All 4 letters words made out of tone

tone otne tnoe ntoe onte note toen oten teon eton oetn eotn tneo nteo teno etno neto ento onet noet oent eont neot enot

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tone. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tone.

Definitions and meaning of tone

tone

Etymology 1

From Middle English ton, tone, from Latin tonus (sound, tone) (possibly through Old French ton), from Ancient Greek τόνος (tónos, strain, tension, pitch), from τείνω (teínō, I stretch). Doublet of tune, ton, and tonus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: tōn, IPA(key): /təʊn/
  • (US) enPR: tōn, IPA(key): /toʊn/
  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Noun

tone (plural tones)

  1. (music) A specific pitch.
  2. (music) (in the diatonic scale) An interval of a major second.
  3. (music) (in a Gregorian chant) A recitational melody.
  4. The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice.
  5. General character, mood, or trend.
    Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the evening.
  6. (linguistics) The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese.
  7. (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.
    Children often read with a tone.
  8. (literature) The manner in which speech or writing is expressed.
    • 1850, William Cullen Bryant, Letters of a Traveller
      Their tone was dissatisfied, almost menacing.
  9. (obsolete) State of mind; temper; mood.
    • c. 1714 (undated), Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, letter to Alexander Pope
      The strange situation I am in and the melancholy state of public affairs, [] drag the mind down [] from a philosophical tone or temper, to the drudgery of private and public business.
  10. The shade or quality of a colour.
  11. The favourable effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, or of colours.
    This picture has tone.
  12. The definition and firmness of a muscle or organ; see also: tonus.
  13. (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.
  14. (biology) Normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli.
  15. (African-American Vernacular, slang) a gun
Synonyms
  • (an interval of a major second): whole tone
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations

Verb

tone (third-person singular simple present tones, present participle toning, simple past and past participle toned)

  1. (transitive) to give a particular tone to
  2. (transitive) to change the colour of
  3. (transitive) to make (something) firmer
  4. (intransitive) to harmonize, especially in colour
  5. (transitive) to utter with an affected tone.
Synonyms
  • (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):
Derived terms
  • betone
  • toned
  • tone down
  • toner
  • tone up
  • tony, toney (affected tone)
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English tone, ton, toon, from the incorrect division of thet one (the/that one). Compare Scots tane in the tane; see also tother.

Pronoun

tone

  1. (now dialectal) the one (of two)

Further reading

  • tone in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • tone in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

References

Anagrams

  • ETNO, Eton, Note, Teno, ento-, note, teno-

Afrikaans

Noun

tone

  1. plural of toon

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse tóni, from Latin tonus (sound, tone), from Ancient Greek τόνος (tónos, strain, tension, pitch), from τείνω (teínō, I stretch).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /toːnə/, [ˈtˢoːnə]

Noun

tone c (singular definite tonen, plural indefinite toner)

  1. tone
  2. note

Declension

Verb

tone (imperative ton, infinitive at tone, present tense toner, past tense tonede, perfect tense har tonet)

  1. to sound
  2. to tone
  3. to tint

References

  • “tone” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

tone

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of tonen

Anagrams

  • toen

Latin

Noun

tone

  1. vocative singular of tonus

Middle English

Pronoun

tone

  1. the one (of two)
    • So wythin the thirde day, there cam to the cité thes two brethirne: the tone hyght Sir Helyus and the other hyght Helake

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse tóni, from Latin tonus (sound, tone), from Ancient Greek τόνος (tónos, strain, tension, pitch), from τείνω (teínō, I stretch).

Noun

tone m (definite singular tonen, indefinite plural toner, definite plural tonene)

  1. a tone (sound, colour etc.)

Derived terms

  • halvtone

References

  • “tone” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse tóni, from Latin tonus (sound, tone), from Ancient Greek τόνος (tónos, strain, tension, pitch), from τείνω (teínō, I stretch).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²tuːnə/

Noun

tone m (definite singular tonen, indefinite plural tonar, definite plural tonane)

  1. a tone (sound, colour etc.)

Derived terms

  • halvtone
  • tonekunst

References

  • “tone” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swahili

Pronunciation

Noun

tone (ma class, plural matone)

  1. drop

Tokelauan

Etymology

Borrowed from English ton.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈto.ne/
  • Hyphenation: to‧ne

Noun

tone

  1. ton

Alternative forms

  • tane

References

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 397

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TONDINO, a circular moulding.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)