HyperDic: tonic

English > 9 senses of the word tonic:
NOUNfoodtonic, tonic water, quinine waterlime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
foodtonic, pop, soda, soda pop, soda watera sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
communicationtonic, keynote(music) the first note of a diatonic scale
artifacttonic, restorativea medicine that strengthens and invigorates
ADJECTIVEperttonicof or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue
perttonic, tonalemploying variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words
alltonic, accentedused of syllables
alltonicrelating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale
alltonic, bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshfulimparting vitality and energy
tonic > pronunciation
Soundstaa'nihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > tonic: 9 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue.
Examples
  • "a tonic reflex"
  • "tonic muscle contraction"
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Nounstonicity, tonus, tonethe elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
English > tonic: 9 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningemploying variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words.
Synonymtonal
Spanishtonal
Catalantonal
Nounstone(linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
English > tonic: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningUsed of syllables.
Example"a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"
Synonymaccented
Oppositeatonic, unaccentedUsed of syllables
Spanishacentuado, tónico
English > tonic: 9 senses > adjective 4
Meaningrelating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale.
Example"tonic harmony"
BroadertonalHaving tonality
Spanishtónico
Nounstonea notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
English > tonic: 9 senses > adjective 5
MeaningImparting vitality and energy.
Synonymsbracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful
BroaderinvigoratingImparting strength and vitality
Spanishfresco, refrecante, tónico, vigorizante, vitalizante
Catalanfresc, refrescant, vigoritzant, vitalitzant
English > tonic: 9 senses > noun 1, food
Meaninglime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine.
Synonymstonic water, quinine water
Broadersoft drinknonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
Substance ofgin and tonicgin and quinine water
SubstancesquinineA bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona bark
Spanishagua tónica, tónica
Catalanaigua tònica, tònica
English > tonic: 9 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningA sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring.
Example"in New England they call sodas tonics"
Synonymspop, soda, soda pop, soda water
Broadersoft drinknonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
Substancessoda water, carbonated water, club soda, seltzer, sparkling watereffervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
Spanishbebida, gaseosa, refresco, sifón, soda, sosa
Catalangasosa, sifó, soda
English > tonic: 9 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(music) the first note of a diatonic scale.
Synonymkeynote
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
NarrowerC(music) the keynote of the scale of C major
Broadernote, musical note, toneA notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
Spanishtónica
English > tonic: 9 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA medicine that strengthens and invigorates.
Synonymrestorative
Narrowerbracer, pick-me-upA tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishreconstituyente, tónico
Catalanreconstituent, tònic

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