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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manner; (c) They give your course a richer, more complex tone, allowing for a more complete distance learning experience by the students.
Director Robert Falls understands the complex tone, and leads a terrific, carefully selected cast in finding humor and possibility in difficult situations.
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.
The perception of the pitch of a complex tone such as a musical tone (piano, violin, voice, and so on) involves pattern recognition (Goldstein 1973, Terhardt 1972 and 1974).
Fornes elicited rich performances from Mary Ewald as Tressa, and Patricia Mattick as Paula; Mattick in particular brought small touches of gaiety to her role which seemed completely in tune with the play's complex tone.
complex tone, resolved into its components by the cochlear analysis, is mirrored in neural discharges in the brain stem and midbrain nuclei.
ISLAMABAD -- Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers said that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world's humid regions.

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