tone color


Definition of tone color

Examples of tone color in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 27 May. 2020.

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