tone and tonality

   A quality of a color, arising from its saturation (purity and impurity), intensity (brilliance and dimness), luminosity (brightness and dullness), and temperature (warm and cool); or to create such a quality in a color. To tone down is to make a color less vivid, harsh, or violent; moderate. To tone up is to make one become brighter or more vigorous. Tonality can refer to the general effect in painting of light, color, and shade, or the relative range of these qualities in color schemes. Also see deep, monochrome, nuance, tint, and value.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • tonality — Synonyms and related words: French pitch, Klangfarbe, arc lighting, black and white, chiaroscuro, clang color, classical pitch, color, coloring, contrast, decorative lighting, depth, direct lighting, dominant, dulcetness, electric lighting,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tone — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sound; quality; accent, pitch, inflection, modulation, intonation; strain, key, spirit; elasticity, resilience; tension, firmness, tonus; condition; frame of mind, mood; elegance, stylishness; tint,… …   English dictionary for students

  • tone — noun 1) the tone of the tuba Syn: timbre, sound, sound quality, voice, voice quality, color, tonality 2) the somewhat impatient tone of his letter Syn: mood, air, spirit, feel, sound …   Thesaurus of popular words

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