AskDefine | Define toning

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  1. present participle of tone

Extensive Definition

Tone may refer to:




  • Tones, album by Eric Johnson
  • 2 Tone (or Two Tone), style of music combining elements of ska and punk

Language and writing

Telephone and electronics

  • Dial tone, a signal indicating that the exchange is ready to accept a call
  • Dual-tone multi-frequency, a dialing system also known as Touch-Tone
  • Ringtone, the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call
  • Tone control circuits, used to modify an audio signal before it is fed to speakers, headphones or recording devices by way of an amplifier



  • Tone, Japanese cruiser employed during World War I
  • Tone, Japanese cruiser employed during World War II


  • Muscle tone, the state of tension or responsiveness of the organs or tissues of the body.
  • Toning exercises, the use of exercise to develop hard, but not necessarily large, musculature


toning in German: Tone
toning in Modern Greek (1453-): Τόνος (ήχος)
toning in Hebrew: טון
toning in Italian: Tono (disambigua)
toning in Slovak: Tone
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