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tone·less

 (tōn′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking tone.
2. Lacking vitality; listless.

tone′less·ly adv.
tone′less·ness n.

toneless

(ˈtəʊnlɪs)
adj
1. having no tone
2. lacking colour or vitality
ˈtonelessly adv
ˈtonelessness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.toneless - lacking in tone or expressiontoneless - lacking in tone or expression; "his toneless mechanical voice"
toned - having or distinguished by a tone; often used in combination; "full-toned"; "silver-toned"
Translations
بِدون تَنويع في النَّغَمَه الصَّوْتِيَّه
nezvučný
tonløs
áherslulaus
nezvučný

toneless

[ˈtəʊnlɪs] ADJ [voice] → monótono, apagado, inexpresivo; [muscle tissue] → flojo

toneless

[ˈtəʊnləs] adj [voice] → terne

toneless

adjtonlos; musiceintönig; colourstumpf

toneless

[ˈtəʊnlɪs] adj (voce) → inespressivo/a

tone

(təun) noun
1. (the quality of) a sound, especially a voice. He spoke in a low/angry/gentle tone; He told me about it in tones of disapproval; That singer/violin/piano has very good tone.
2. a shade of colour. various tones of green.
3. firmness of body or muscle. Your muscles lack tone – you need exercise.
4. in music, one of the larger intervals in an octave eg between C and D.
verb
to fit in well; to blend. The brown sofa tones (in) well with the walls.
ˈtonal adjective
of musical tones.
ˈtoneless adjective
without tone; with no variation in sound etc. She spoke in a toneless voice.
ˈtonelessly adverb
tone down
to make or become softer, less harsh etc. He toned down some of his criticisms.
References in periodicals archive ?
In these difficult moments, it is necessary for all sides to show restraint and prudence." This banality and tonelessness sadly is of a piece with the Radio France Internationale interview given today by U.S.
The relation with the girl is over, but the ethical question that reverberates within the poem is how, and if, the speaker can restore his relation with his colorless world, and recover a voice sunk within tonelessness. Biographically speaking, for all his youthful admiration of the Swinburne who was living half a mile away in London, Hardy in 1867 was scarcely someone as yet at ease with atheism, and it could be a profoundly disconcerting fact for a young man, of romantic and literary ambition, to discover that his poetic gift was so bound up, not only with disjunction, skepticism, and melancholy, but with a potentially vertiginous sense of self-loss, finitude, and contingency.
Agnes' essential tonelessness, and it puts forward a reading and description of the ways this tonal indeterminacy results in the creation of Keats's impersonal voice.
Lambert-Beatty describes the choreography of Trio A, with its steady and subdued motions, gender neutrality, and emotional tonelessness in dialogue with minimalist aesthetics, as "a sort of run-on sentence testing the role of phrasing in the production of meaning" (134).