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1 Mus. sound, as in analysis to show that a vn. note has several different tones.

2 Interval of major 2nd, e.g. C–D, E–F♯.

3 Quality of sound, as in ‘sweet tone’, ‘harsh tone’, ‘dry tone’.

4 Plainsong melody, as in Gregorian tone.

5 Amer. usage for ‘note’, hence 12‐tone mus. and tone‐row instead of 12‐note and note‐row.

Subjects: Music.


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