Words nearby tono-
WORDS THAT USE TONO-
What does tono- mean?
Tono- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “stretching,” “tension,” “tone.” It is occasionally used in a variety of scientific terms, especially in medicine and biology. In this combining form, tone can refer variously to muscle tone or musical tone, depending on context.
Tono- comes from the Greek tónos, meaning “tone.” Discover more about this term at our entry for tone.
What are variants of tono-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, tono- becomes ton-, as in toneme.
Examples of tono-
One example of a scientific term that features the form tono- is tonometer, which has various meanings, including “an instrument for measuring the frequencies of tones, as a tuning fork or a graduated set of tuning forks.”
The form tono- means “tone,” while the -meter portion of the word means “measure,” from Greek métron. Tonometer literally translates to “tone measure.”
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How to use tono- in a sentence
Astraddle on Tono-Bungay, he flashed athwart the empty heavens—like a comet—rather, like a stupendous rocket!
After all, Tono-Bungay is still a marketable commodity and in the hands of purchasers, who bought it from—among other vendors—me.
She conceived a high opinion of Tono-Bungay and took it in all forms and large quantities so long as I knew her.
This work was indeed the main substance of my life through all the great time of the Tono-Bungay symphony.
This villen did lye heare to entice our men to run away; but now per the tono is comanded out of towne.Diary of Richard Cocks, Volume II|Richard Cocks