But there was mainly silence and darkness, and in it the five men, parleying close together in toneless whispers.
His voice was low, toneless, and singularly devoid of emotion.
Morris gave the desired information in a tired, toneless voice, and we departed.
"In my traveling bag," the girl told him in a toneless voice.
Hall could feel the low, toneless laugh in the Asturian's throat.
"Yes, Doctor," she said in a toneless voice as she turned and left the room.
"It's going to be dropped," he said in a dull, toneless voice.
Did she not seem too meditative, enclosed, toneless, at her age?
Her throat gurgled; she faltered, but she spoke at length in the toneless voice of one who speaks in sleep.
"I wait, and bam-by they bring her back," continued Rina in her toneless voice.
mid-14c., from Old French ton (13c.), from Latin tonus "a sound, tone, accent," literally "stretching" (in Medieval Latin, a term peculiar to music), from Greek tonos "vocal pitch, raising of voice, accent, key in music," originally "a stretching, taut string," related to teinein "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "manner of speaking" is from c.1600. First reference to firmness of body is from 1660s.
"to impart tone to," 1811, from tone (n.). Related: Toned; toning.
The quality or character of sound.
The character of voice expressing an emotion.
The normal state of elastic tension or partial contraction in resting muscles.
Normal firmness of a tissue or an organ.