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Definition of TONIC
Pronunciation : TONIC

noun : TONIC

Source:WordNet 3.1

Adjective : TONIC

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue; "a tonic reflex"; "tonic muscle contraction" ;

  • 2. (

    ) employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words; "Chinese is a tonal language" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (used of syllables) bearing the principle stress, usually accompanied by a change in pitch; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word" ;

  • 4. (

    ) relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale; "tonic harmony" ;


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