partial tone


noun Acoustics, Music.

one of the pure tones forming a part of a complex tone.

Nearby words

  1. partial pressure,
  2. partial product,
  3. partial reinforcement,
  4. partial seizure,
  5. partial sum,
  6. partial vacuum,
  7. partial volume,
  8. partial-birth abortion,
  9. partial-thickness flap,
  10. partial-thickness graft

Origin of partial tone

First recorded in 1875–80

Also called partial.

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