Associations to the word «Tonic»


TONIC, adjective. (physics) (pathology) Pertaining to tension, especially of muscles.
TONIC, adjective. Restorative, curative or invigorating.
TONIC, noun. A substance with medicinal properties intended to restore or invigorate.
TONIC, noun. Tonic water.
TONIC, noun. (US) (Northeastern US) Any of various carbonated, non-alcoholic beverages; soda pop.
TONIC, noun. (figuratively) Someone or something that revitalises or reinvigorates.
TONIC, adjective. (music) Pertaining to the keynote of a composition.
TONIC, adjective. Pertaining to the accent or stress in a word or in speech.
TONIC, adjective. Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (phonetics) (dated) being or relating to a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, i.e. a vowel or diphthong.
TONIC, noun. (music) The first note of a scale.
TONIC, noun. (music) The triad built on the tonic note.
TONIC, noun. (phonetics) A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.
TONIC WATER, noun. A carbonated beverage containing quinine, which is a medicine, and is also used as a mixer in gin and tonic and other cocktails.
TONIC WATERS, noun. Plural of tonic water

Dictionary definition

TONIC, noun. Lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine.
TONIC, noun. A sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in New England they call sodas tonics".
TONIC, noun. (music) the first note of a diatonic scale.
TONIC, noun. A medicine that strengthens and invigorates.
TONIC, adjective. Of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue; "a tonic reflex"; "tonic muscle contraction".
TONIC, adjective. Employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words; "Chinese is a tonal language".
TONIC, adjective. Used of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word".
TONIC, adjective. Relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale; "tonic harmony".
TONIC, adjective. Imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats