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to transfer / to move (troops or cadres) / to investigate / to enquire into / accent / view / argument / key (in music) / mode (music) / tune / tone / melody
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to harmonize / to reconcile / to blend / to suit well / to adjust / to regulate / to season (food) / to provoke / to incite
air conditioning / air conditioner (including units that have a heating mode) / CL: 臺|台
to coordinate / to harmonize / to fit together / to match (colors etc) / harmonious / concerted
to emphasize (a statement) / to stress
low pitch / quiet (voice) / subdued / low-key / low-profile
to demote / to pass down to a lower unit
to adjust downwards / to lower (prices, wages etc)
hue / tone
style (of art or literature) / form / one's work style / moral character
to raise (prices) / to adjust upwards
intonation / CL: 個|个
out of tune (music)
imbalance / to become dysfunctional / to lack proper care (after an illness etc)
fine tuning / trimming
high-sounding speech / bombast / high-profile
to cook / cooking
blues (music)
main key (of a musical composition) / keynote (speech)
xiaodiao, a Chinese folk song genre / minor key (in music)
sentiment / tone and mood / taste
tone / note / a tone (on a Chinese syllable) / CL: 個|个
uncoordinated / disharmony
major key (in music)
demodulation / to demodulate
pitch of voice (high or low) / pitch (of a musical note) / tone
tune / melody
to reconstitute (a powdered beverage) by adding water, milk etc
to transfer (personnel or material)
opinion poll
to swap places / to exchange roles
to set the tone
falling intonation (linguistics) / to lower the key of a tune / to demote
gait / marching order / step / pace
tone sandhi / modified tone / (music) to change key / modulation
to be off-key or out of tune (while singing) (colloquial)
argument / view (sometimes derogatory)
to temporarily transfer (personnel)
to match / in tune / reasonable
main point of an argument / a principal viewpoint
geological survey, abbr. for 地質調查|地质调查
(of writing) tone / style
exoticism / local color / exotic
to express a different view / to take a different position
same tone / in agreement with / homology (invariant of a topological space in math.)
character (of a person, verse, object etc) / style
regional folk song popular during a certain period of time
rising tone (phonetics, e.g. on a question in English)
special blend / house blend
hand-eye coordination
to transpose (music)
warm tone / warm color
(music) to change key / modulation / (of an employee) to be transferred to another post
to sing the high part / to speak fine sounding but empty words (idiom)
to negotiate the transfer of personnel
cliché / commonplace / truism / stereotype
a regional accent
(Tw) public prosecutors, the police, and the Investigation Bureau (abbr. for 檢察官警察調查局|检察官警察调查局)
to have a tone mark
out of tune / off-key
to request a transfer
to conscript / to second (personnel) / to requisition (supplies etc)
to fine tune
modes of ancient Chinese music
flippant and insincere (piece of writing or speech) / glib-tongued / oily
tone of a character
hackneyed talk / platitude
cognitive dissonance
to speak with a foreign accent or using words from a foreign language (usually derogatory) (idiom)
strange accent / odd manner of speaking or singing
to obtain (information) from a database etc
to supervise (troops) / to appoint (officers) / to select and assign
rhyme and tone / intonation
sleep disorder
Anhui opera
evaporative air conditioner / evaporative cooler
cohomology (invariant of a topological space in math.)
nine tones and six modes (tonal system of Cantonese and other southern languages)
out of tune / marital discord, cf qin and se 琴瑟, two string instruments as symbol of marital harmony
tone sandhi
(of a voice) husky / hoarse / affected / (music) to go off-key
slander / calumny / to accuse unjustly

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