tone colour


the quality of a musical sound that is conditioned or distinguished by the upper partials or overtones present in itOften shortened to: tone See also timbre (def. 2)



How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
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Example sentences from the Web for tone colour

  • The movement is long, thoughtful, and no less apt in invention than rich and glowing in tone-colour.

    Musical Criticisms|Arthur Johnstone
  • The suggestion, at the beginning, of the rising sun, is a mighty example of the overwhelming power of tone-colour.

    Edward MacDowell|Lawrence Gilman
  • In gesture and in musical speech, in tone-colour, she was faithful to the first wonderful impression of the eye.

    Interpreters|Carl Van Vechten
  • This tone-colour she achieves stroke by stroke, devoting many days to the study of important phrases.

    Interpreters|Carl Van Vechten