Mode and Tone


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Mode noun – A distinctive way of putting ideas into words.
Usage example: uses a colloquial mode of expression for his informal essays

Tone is a synonym for mode in manner topic. In some cases you can use "Tone" instead a noun "Mode", when it comes to topics like style.
Nearby Words: modal, modeless
Synonyms for Mode


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Tone noun – A distinctive way of putting ideas into words.
Usage example: the angry tone of his letter makes it clear he doesn't want to speak to me ever again

Mode is a synonym for tone in attitude topic. You can use "Mode" instead a noun "Tone", if it concerns topics such as manner, style.
Nearby Words: toneless, toned, toning, tonal
Synonyms for Tone

How words are described

similar similar mode similar tone
normal normal mode normal tone
usual usual mode usual tone
original original mode original tone
Other adjectives: proper, single, actual, entire, serious, angry, different, realistic, red.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / BloodRayne Gainaxing: The games do try to tone it down, but entering the juggy mode cheat takes it to ridiculous levels.
  • Real Is Brown For VS mode, players who are controlling the special infected have their whole vision in a sepia tone.
    Source: Real Is Brown
  • Flashback Effects During flashback sequences in the story mode of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, a pretty cool-looking graphical effect is used that simulates grainy, sepia-tone film.
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