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tone
used in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets

7 uses
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Definition
the general feeling, mood, or attitude of something — especially of something said or written
  • Nearly Headless Nick took several deep breaths and then said, in a far calmer tone, "So — what's bothering you?"
    Chapter 8 — The Deathday Party (14% in)
tone = mood (general feeling)
  • In spite of his airy tone, there was a look of great bitterness on his face.
    Chapter 8 — The Deathday Party (9% in)
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude of something
  • "Nonsense, O'Flaherty," said Professor Binns in an aggravated tone.
    Chapter 9 — The Writing on the Wall (58% in)
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude of something
  • "I think Id better do the actual stealing," Hermione continued in a matter-of-fact tone.
    Chapter 11 — The Dueling Club (18% in)
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude of something
  • "Not for long," said Hermione in a satisfied tone.
    Chapter 12 — The Polyjuice Potion (26% in)
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude of something
  • "My dear young man, the Minister of Magic wouldn't have taken Hagrid if he hadn't been one hundred percent sure that he was guilty," said Lockhart, in the tone of someone explaining that one and one made two.
    Chapter 15 — Aragog (28% in)
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude of something
  • "I flatter myself I know a touch more about Hagrid's arrest than you do, Mr. Weasley," said Lockhart in a self-satisfied tone.
    Chapter 15 — Aragog (29% in)
tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude of something
There are no more uses of "tone" in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets.

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