What does the word tone mean?

Usage examples for tone

  1. " It wouldn't do any good, Miss Taylor," he said in a firm tone. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  2. It was a question of tone. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  3. " I do see," replied Lady Susan in a worried tone. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler