how to pronounce тон


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the above transcription of тон is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

тон is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of тон in a speech by a native speaker of standard russian:

“… синий тон нажимаем окей и вот …”

meanings of тон


  1. Muscle tone.
  2. Intonation.
  3. Tone, plural: то́ны (tóny).
  4. Tone, shade, plural: тона́ (toná).

тон frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word тон occurs in russian on average 21.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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