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

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