tone color

noun Music.

tone quality; timbre.

Origin of tone color

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tone color

Historical Examples of tone color

  • The Hawaiian ear has always a delicate feeling for tone-color.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii

    Nathaniel Bright Emerson

  • And there were refinements of tone-color undreamed of even by Chopin.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • On the other side, if used only sporadically, it is a matter of tone-color.

    English Verse

    Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

  • And now we must turn to our last point of discussion, tone-color.

    Vocal Expression

    Katherine Jewell Everts

  • Characterize as to inflection and tone-color Maggie's voice and Tom's.

    Vocal Expression

    Katherine Jewell Everts