Share this entry

Share this page

tone cluster

Syllabification: tone clus·ter

Definition of tone cluster in English:

noun

Another term for note cluster.
Example sentences
  • A brief middle section contains off-beat strumming, while tone clusters finally give way to richly-scored harmonic passagework.
  • It also sounds heavily dissonant due to tone clusters and many tritones.
  • Unusual techniques abound but these performers careen through the tone clusters and microtonal brambles like dancers through dense forests.

Definition of tone cluster in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something