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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These dialects are also noted for extremely complex tone sandhi systems.
Doing this serves three functions: (a) It adds a lighter side to your course, thus giving the students "desserts" in addition to the main entree of the syllabus--this always pulls in student interest; (b) Any of these reinforce the subject being taught, but do so in a fun, "Hey, this is interesting!" 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.
This study includes two sets of stimuli, speech syllable /i/ and nonspeech complex tone. Each set included three stimuli drawn from a continuum of eleven stimuli, that is, a within-category deviant (stimulus number 1), a standard (number 4), and an across-category deviant (number 7).
When the TA muscle is strong and bulky, the vocal folds are rounded and thick from bottom to top and vibrate in a way that produces a complex tone that has a lot of energy in the upper partials, giving fullness and ring to the voice.
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.S.
Wilde's nine fairy tales were published in The House of Pomegranates, her account of the challenge presented in adapting the stories for the stage underlines the stories' complex tone.
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.

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