Preferred term: brightness

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1. The normal degree of vigour and tension, in muscle, the resistance to passive elongation or stretch, tonus.

2. A particular quality of sound or of voice.

3. To make permanent or to change, the colour of silver stain by chemical treatment, usually with a heavy metal.

Origin: Gr. Tonos, L. Tonus

(11 Mar 2008)

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