tone row

noun

Definition of tone row

: the chosen sequence of tones that serves as the basis for a work of serial music specifically : twelve-tone row

First Known Use of tone row

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Tone row.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tone%20row. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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