subtone

noun
\ ˈsəb+ˌ- \

Definition of subtone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

subtone

adjective
\ " \

Definition of subtone (Entry 2 of 2)

: relating to or constituting clarinet playing especially of popular music in which the tones are played very softly and usually in the lower register with little wind pressure from the player

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Noun

sub- + tone

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“Subtone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtone. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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