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

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