- (biology) tonicity; tone
- muscular tonus
- 1956, Personal character and cultural milieu: a collection of readings
- Dr. H. S. Sullivan, for example, is known to many for his acute understanding of the postural tonuses of his patients.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
tonus m (plural tonus)
- “tonus” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- The stretching or straining of a rope.
- (by extension) A strain; tension.
- (figuratively) The pitch, sound or tone of something.
- (figuratively) A crack of thunder.
- Asturian: tonu (borrowed), truenu
- Catalan: to (borrowed), tro
- Dalmatian: tun
- Dutch: toon (borrowed)
- English: ton (through French), tone (through Old French), tune (through Old French), tonus (borrowed)
- French: ton (borrowed), tonus (borrowed)
- Friulian: ton
- Galician: ton (borrowed), trono
- Italian: tono (borrowed), tuono