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noun 
  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. (linguistics) the pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese
  6. the manner in which speech or writing is expressed
  7. the shade or quality of a colour
  8. the firmness of a muscle or organ
verb (ton, ing)
  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

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