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tone color

Syllabification: tone col·or

Definition of tone color in English:

noun

Music
Another term for timbre.
Example sentences
  • Her bursts of coloratura have the odd fraying edge, and her tone colour at its best is fabulously alluring.
  • This means that its tone colour is - and this is only my opinion, mind - vaguely single-faceted and tepid, compared to the voice, or strings, or even the piano.
  • The softness of tone colour of the baroque oboe in comparison to the works it juxtaposes, underlines the daring stylistic parameters explored by the oboist on this ‘extremely personal undertaking’.

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