complex tone

complex tone

[′käm‚pleks ′tōn]
(acoustics)
A sound wave produced by the combination of simple sinusoidal components of different frequencies.
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He has done so, using a palette of modern and distinctive colors--matched only by the subtle and complex tone offerings of the sea itself.
Waldrop says in his introduction that one of his primary goals was to get closer to the complex tone of Baudelaire.
A complex tone is a set of simultaneously occurring acoustic sine waves usually having a harmonic relationship.
The conference, titled "Toi Khong Hiu: Improving Students' Speaking Success" in Vietnamese, featured academics and teachers presenting papers and demonstrations on the complex tone and vowel systems of spoken Vietnamese to enhance strategies for teaching pronunciation to U.
The complex tone of "Sea of Tranquility" is made explicit in titles that echo the overall impression of dislocation.
Julian Arguelles has a quiet, contained but richly complex tone, especially on tenor, and a highly personal way of playing seemingly effortless melodic lines while creating dramatic tension.
Of the texturally complex tone poem Rapsodia litewska (Lithuanian Rhapsody) he argues that its novel use of melodic folk material bears no relation to post-Chopin Polish nationalism and concludes: "That Karlowicz was able to bypass the moribund nationalism of his countrymen to produce this authentic, 'true' likeness of his homeland, is proof enough of the strength of his own artistic personality, while the very nonconformity of the Lithuanian Rhapsody within his own oeuvre is indicative of the vitality of his creative gift" (p.
ISLAMABAD -- Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers say that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world's humid regions.
University of Miami (UM) linguist Caleb Everett and his collaborators have uncovered that languages with complex tones --those that use three or more tones for sound contrast -- are much more likely to occur in humid regions of the world, while languages with simple tone occur more frequently in desiccated regions, whether frigid areas or dry deserts.
Quantification of the tonal prominence of complex tones in machinery noise.
Wales can be dark and brooding we know, but it can also be full of colour and complex tones.
Many speech sounds and animal vocalizations, for instance, contain components, commonly referred to as complex tones, which consist of a fundamental frequency (f0) and higher harmonics.

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