tone poem


tone poet noun

Examples of tone poem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s dialogue here and there, but the whole thing is essentially a tone poem, working to put us inside our hero’s head even more than usual. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 27 June 2024 Written for large orchestra and inspired by Madame Helena Blavatsky’s Theosophical Society, the symphonic tone poem is a fantastical transformation of the Greek myth of Prometheus, who steals fire from the gods. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024 Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott in 'All of Us Strangers' | Credit: Searchlight Pictures Haigh's film is more a tone poem on loss and love than a strictly linear narrative. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 3 Sep. 2023 This 60-member community orchestra will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Vivaldi’s Concerto for 4 Violins and the Israeli tone poem EMEK. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for tone poem 

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tone poem was in 1902

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“Tone poem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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