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tone colour

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Definition of tone colour in English:

noun

Music
Another term for timbre. [mass noun]: his shifts of tone colour [count noun]: with reeds, diapasons and a myriad of other tone colours
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  • 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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