- tone quality; timbre.
Origin of tone color
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for 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
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.
Characterize as to inflection and tone-color Maggie's voice and Tom's.