Adjective Definition

tonic

1.Definition: (used of syllables) bearing the principle stress, usually accompanied by a change in pitch

"A tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"

Related Adjective(s):accented


2.Definition: employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words

Related Adjective(s):tonal


3.Definition: imparting vitality and energy

Related Adjective(s):bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshful, refreshing


4.Definition: of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue

"A tonic reflex", "Tonic muscle contraction"


5.Definition: relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale

"Tonic harmony"




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