1. [ noun ] (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
Synonyms: keynote
Related terms: note music
2. [ noun ] (food) a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
Synonyms: soda soda_pop soda_water pop

"in New England they call sodas tonics"

Related terms: soft_drink soda_water
3. [ noun ] (food) lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
Synonyms: quinine_water tonic_water
Related terms: soft_drink gin_and_tonic quinine
4. [ adjective ] imparting vitality and energy
Synonyms: fresh refreshing brisk energizing refreshful energising bracing

"the bracing mountain air"

Related terms: invigorating
5. [ adjective ] used of syllables
Synonyms: accented

"a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"

Related terms: atonic
6. [ adjective ] (music) relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale

"tonic harmony"

Related terms: tonal
7. [ adjective ] employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words
Synonyms: tonal

"Chinese is a tonal language"

Related terms: tone tone
8. [ adjective ] (physiology) of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue

"a tonic reflex" "tonic muscle contraction"

Related terms: physiology tonicity
9. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
Synonyms: restorative
Related terms: medicine bracer
Similar spelling:   Tomich