tone up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tone up give a healthy elasticity to "Let's tone our muscles"
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Usage

In literature:

He was about to pick up his hat and go to the bar to pay for his meal, when he was struck by the tones of a familiar voice.
"Bert Wilson in the Rockies" by J. W. Duffield
They held a hurried consultation up there, of which I caught only detached sentences, and the general tone of concern.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
I climbed up and treated her as Fatima had treated me, calling her in low, frightened tones over and over again.
"Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Up started the king, with eagle glance and eager tone.
"The Days of Bruce Vol 1" by Grace Aguilar
Marcel kept up the tone.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
He looked up, surprised at her tone.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
Mrs. Hanway-Harley looked up; there was a hardness in Dorothy's tone that was not only new, but unpleasant.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Gypsy thanked him, and going up to the ticket-master, asked him something in a low tone.
"Gypsy Breynton" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
They kept up a brisk conversation, Albert speaking in quite a loud tone, for he was feeling very merry.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
Some says it's the Reverend Graham kind of toned down and trimmed up like things you see in the moonlight on a summer night.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)" by Various
There was a buzz of conversation up and down the hall as these two men talked together in low tones.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
Then returning to the Syndic's side, he took up his story in a different tone.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
Alice got up to receive her visitor, and at once understood the tone of her maid's voice.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
She could hear those merry laughs, those feminine tones, and the pattering of gaitered feet up the stairs.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
He spoke so seriously, in a tone of such deep and bitter feeling, that Miss Temple could not resist looking up at her companion.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
From the favorite or best tone he should work down and up the scale.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
When presently he heard his name pronounced in dulcet tones, he looked up with his most unapproachable air.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Several came up to me, and the tones of their voices showed me at once that they were Irish.
"Happy Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
We kept up our spirits, though I guessed by the tone of Martin's voice that he was far from happy at our position.
"The Boy who sailed with Blake" by W.H.G. Kingston
A few minutes afterwards, General Moraud came up, and inquired, in a rough tone, who we were.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

Gray Lock, cloud-girdled, from his purple throne
A shout of gladness sends,
And up soft meadow slopes, a warbling tone
The Housatonic blends.
"Ode" by Frances Anne Kemble
Then I hear, as the night comes stealing on,
The prattle of little words,
And a manly voice that takes up the tone,
And echoes in deeper chords.
"The Old Ruins" by Alexander Anderson
His clasp grew firmer round my neck, as still
In deep, sweet tones, he said—
"Heed not the angel on thy left, for ill
He follows up thy tread.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
Lift up, ye gates, ye golden gates,
A soul would come before the throne;
Lift up, ye gates, ye golden gates,
Ring out, O bells, in rapturous tone.
"Golden Gates" by Mary Alice Walton
There were grave-diggers delving, they brought up bones,
And with rage and grief
All the players shouted in full, kingly tones,
Grand, passing belief.
"After The Play" by Robert Graves
From the old church clock the midnight hour
In hollow tones was pealing,
When a slim white ghost to the church porch door
Seemed up the footpath stealing!
"The Gosherd Of Croyland" by Thomas Cooper

In news:

Yann Tiersen tones down the accordion and turns up the drums.
Hot 'n' Healthy: Tone up with medicine ball push-ups and leg raises.
Tone up your tush in no time with this fat-blasting routine.
Tone Up on the Treadmill.
Tone up with this 30-minute challenge.
Watch Tone Up Faster in the Fitness Video.
Stay In, Work Out, Tone Up .
BU batters set game's tone with personal walk-up music.
If you say you get "tone-up" faster after you wear the " shape-up " shoes, I would say it just a placebo effect.
They'll shape up your toughest-to-tone body parts in no time.
Fitness Expert Jade Alexis explains how you can tone up your body without becoming brolic.
Russian twist with stability ball tones your core, loosens your hips and gets your heart rate up.
Dialing up overall exposure compensation would have rendered pleasing skin tones , but a washed-out background.
With a few easy moves you can tone them up in no time (just be prepared for lots of staring).
Every lull in your schedule is an opportunity for a tone -up, says Dorothy Waterman, a personal trainer in Pasadena, California.
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In science:

Illustration of the up and down-mixing of two tones f1 and f2 by a carrier flo with ideal mixers (no harmonics generated).
Electronics and data acquisition demonstrator for a kinetic inductance camera
Tones move up and down, one being higher or lower than another in “musical space”.
Music in Terms of Science
The supertonic tone can either move down toward the tonic or up toward the mediant, for its “distance” to both are “equal”.
Music in Terms of Science
Let me change tone and say — I am willing to bet a good bottle of Champagne now, if you want to take up the order.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
In order to estimate the LAMA sensitivity to the mass of a Z ′ in the χ model we have considered an experimental set up with 5 MCi source and a one tone detector.
Neutrino electron scattering and electroweak gauge structure: Probing the masses of a new Z boson
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