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tone
used in Hoot

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Definition
the general feeling, mood, or attitude of something — especially of something said or written
  • It's not the content of the letter so much as the tone.
    p. 33.2
tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude
  • She handed it to Roy's father, who read it and said, "I think the tone is exactly right."
    p. 33.3
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude
  • The snake wrangler was using a false husky tone—the voice of a boy trying to sound like a grownup.
    p. 55.3
  • tone = pitch (sound of voice)
  • The captain's tone was one of paternal disappointment.
    p. 62.6
  • tone = quality of voice expressing a feeling
  • Roy could tell by her tone of voice that she was upset.
    p. 111.9
  • tone = quality of voice expressing a feeling
  • Mr. Eberhardt's tone of voice remained level, but the volume had gotten much louder.
    p. 148.1
  • tone = pitch (sound of voice)
  • Lonna might have softened her tone had she seen what her stepdaughter's teeth had done to Roy's bicycle tire.
    p. 166.2
  • tone = general feeling, mood, or attitude
  • The clerk's tone had an artificial politeness.
    p. 225.4
  • tone = quality of voice expressing a feeling or mood
  • In a confidential tone, he added, "We need some discreet assistance here."
    p. 254.0
  • tone = quality of voice expressing a feeling or mood
  • Mr. Eberhardt spoke in a hushed and confidential tone.
    p. 279.9
tone = quality of the voice that expresses a general feeling, mood, or attitude
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