The tone that represents the fundamental frequency of a vibrating object such as a string or bell.
More example sentences
- The overtones, with their compound, irregular vibrations, give a fundamental tone a certain character or ‘clang-tint.’
- We rarely hear a pure fundamental tone either in music or in nature.
- Such freedom of movement of a fundamental tone is specific to advanced written music of European origin, and in any case creates problems for the acoustic design of public buildings.
Definition of fundamental tone in:
- The British & World English dictionary