tonus

See also: tónus

tonus - English

Noun

tonus (countable and uncountable, plural tonuses)

  1. (biology) tonicity; tone
    • muscular tonus

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing. (See the entry for “tonus”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Anagrams

tonus - French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /tɔ.nys/

Noun

tonus m (plural tonus)

  1. muscle tone, tonicity, tonus
  2. (by extension) energy, strength

tonus - Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA: /ˈto.nus/, [ˈt̪ɔnʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA: /ˈto.nus/, [ˈt̪ɔːnus]

Noun

tonus m (genitive tonī); second declension

  1. The stretching or straining of a rope.
  2. (by extension) A strain; tension.
  3. (figuratively) The pitch, sound or tone of something.
  4. (figuratively) A crack of thunder.

Declension

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tonus tonī
Genitive tonī tonōrum
Dative tonō tonīs
Accusative tonum tonōs
Ablative tonō tonīs
Vocative tone tonī

Descendants

tonus - Romanian

Noun

tonus n (plural tonusuri)

  1. muscle tone
  2. tonus

Declension

singular plural
indefinite articulation definite articulation indefinite articulation definite articulation
nominative/accusative (un) tonus tonusul (niște) tonusuri tonusurile
genitive/dative (unui) tonus tonusului (unor) tonusuri tonusurilor
vocative tonusule tonusurilor
Meaning and Definition of tonus
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