tone color


Definition of tone color

: timbre

Examples of tone color in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The front grille has intricate detailing and there are two-tone color options available. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Nissan Note Is the Cooler Versa Hatch We Won't Get in the U.S.," 3 Dec. 2020 Far from your typical rose, ‘Distant Drums’ will add unusual two-tone color to your garden and have all of your neighbors asking about them. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "‘Distant Drums’ Rose Has Fragrant Ombre Blooms That Look Stunning in Any Garden," 25 Aug. 2020 Two-tone color options on the Nissan Kicks, for example, carry a premium of about $250 to $500 depending on the model. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Two-tone car paint makes a comeback, with Nissan, Hyundai among automakers reviving 50s-era styling for SUVs," 3 Aug. 2020 Five two-tone color options, in addition to normal single-color options. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Nissan reveals redesigned 2021 Rogue: SUV gets first makeover since 2014," 16 June 2020 What couldn’t be missed was the jazz influence or the marvelous shifting tone colors. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Michael Tilson Thomas can still dance after two decades at San Francisco Symphony," 20 Sep. 2019 It can be expressed in a variety of ways: sometimes as an explicit bias, sometimes as a subtle inflection, like the tone color in a piece of music; sometimes erupting in the heat of argument, like the revenge of the repressed. Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books, "‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now," 20 May 2019

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First Known Use of tone color

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Tone color.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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