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tone US English

A musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength

Tone, Wolfe US English

(1763–98), Irish nationalist; full name Theobald Wolfe Tone. In 1794 he induced a French invasion of Ireland to overthrow English rule, which failed. Tone was captured by the British during the Irish insurrection in 1798 and committed suicide in prison

dial tone US English

A sound that a telephone produces indicating that a caller may start to dial

side tone US English

Feedback in a telephone receiver, in particular the reproduction of the user’s own voice

tone arm US English

The movable arm supporting the pickup of a record player

tone-deaf US English

(Of a person) unable to perceive differences of musical pitch accurately

tone poem US English

A piece of orchestral music, typically in one movement, on a descriptive or rhapsodic theme

tone row US English

A particular sequence of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale used as a basis for twelve-tone (serial) music

two-tone US English

Having two different shades or colors

tone-on-tone US English

(Of a fabric or design) dyed with or using different shades of the same color

earth tone US English

A rich warm color with a brownish hue

touch-tone US English

(Of a telephone) having push buttons and generating tones to dial rather than pulses

tone color US English

another term for timbre.

tone group US English

A group of words forming a distinctive unit in an utterance, containing a nucleus and optionally one or more other syllables before and after the nucleus

twelve-tone US English

Denoting a system of musical composition using the twelve chromatic notes of the octave on an equal basis without dependence on a key system. Developed by Arnold Schoenberg, the technique is central to serialism and involves the transposition and inversion of a fixed sequence of pitches

engaged tone US English

A sound indicating that a telephone line is engaged

quarter-tone US English

Half a semitone

ringing tone US English

A sound heard by a telephone caller when the number dialled is being rung

stutter tone US English

A dial tone interrupted by several short gaps, indicating the arrival of new voicemail messages to the user

tone cluster US English

another term for note cluster.

tone dialing US English

A method of telephone dialing in which each digit is transmitted as a different tone

tone language US English

A language in which variations in pitch distinguish different words

leading tone US English

another term for subtonic.

tone something down in tone US English

Make something less harsh in sound or color

fundamental tone US English

The tone that represents the fundamental frequency of a vibrating object such as a string or bell

tone up in tone US English

(Of a muscle or bodily part) became stronger or firmer

whole-tone scale US English

A scale consisting entirely of intervals of a tone, with no semitones

tone with in tone US English

Harmonize with (something) in terms of color

tone something down US English

Make something less harsh in sound or color

duotone US English

A halftone illustration made from a single original with two different colors at different screen angles

halftone US English

A reproduction of a photograph or other image in which the various tones of gray or color are produced by variously sized dots of ink

ringtone US English

A sound made by a mobile phone when an incoming call is received

semitone US English

The smallest interval used in classical Western music, equal to a twelfth of an octave or half a tone; a half step

pedal note US English

The lowest or fundamental note of a harmonic series in some brass and wind instruments

whole tone in tone US English

A basic interval in classical Western music, equal to two semitones and separating, for example, the first and second notes of an ordinary scale (such as C and D, or E and F sharp); a major second or whole step

Touch-Tone in touch-tone US English

(Of a telephone) having push buttons and generating tones to dial rather than pulses

passing note US English

A note not belonging to the harmony but interposed to secure a smooth transition from one chord to another

passing tone in passing note US English

A note not belonging to the harmony but interposed to secure a smooth transition from one chord to another

muscle tone in tone US English

The normal level of firmness or slight contraction in a resting muscle

Theobald Wolfe Tone in Tone, Wolfe US English

(1763–98), Irish nationalist; full name Theobald Wolfe Tone. In 1794 he induced a French invasion of Ireland to overthrow English rule, which failed. Tone was captured by the British during the Irish insurrection in 1798 and committed suicide in prison

tone US Thesaurus

the tone of the tuba

tone English-Spanish

tono m

tone arm English-Spanish

brazo mde un tocadiscos

tone-deaf English-Spanish

to be tone-deaf

tone poem English-Spanish

poema m sinfónico

two-tone English-Spanish

de dos tonos


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