Definition of Overtones

1. Noun. (plural of overtone) ¹



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Definition of Overtones

1. overtone [n] - See also: overtone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overtones

overtires
overtiring
overtitle
overtitled
overtitles
overtitling
overtly
overtness
overtnesses
overtoil
overtoiled
overtoiling
overtoils
overtolerance
overtone
overtones
overtook
overtop
overtopped
overtopping
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overtout
overtouted
overtouting
overtouts
overtower
overtowered
overtowering
overtowers
overtrade

Literary usage of Overtones

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1. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"Overtones and Timbre. — When a single tone is sounded, it is usually ... They are called overtones. A fundamental with its overtones constitutes a simple ..."

2. The Psychology of Musical Talent by Carl Emil Seashore (1919)
"Overtones Overtones explain timbre. The richness of musical tones is due to the presence and relative distribution of overtones. ..."

3. Organ Registration: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Distinctive Quality of by Everett Ellsworth Truette (1919)
"The overtones are represented by the black notes, the larger notes indicating the more powerful overtones. The numerals indicate the ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"If air from the lungs ia bination of overtones, as follows: forced against the cords under the above condi- The letters p, pp, f, ff, and mf have the usual ..."

5. Elements of Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1922)
"How Overtones ARE MADE The solid line is a violin string fastened at A and B. ... They are called overtones, because they overlay the fundamental tone. ..."

6. Mind and Voice: Principles and Methods in Vocal Training by Samuel Silas Curry (1910)
"This is the first of the secondary vibrations or overtones. ... The maker of a tuning fork endeavors to eliminate all overtones so as to emphasize the ..."

7. Physics by Charles Riborg Mann, George Ransom Twiss (1905)
"Evidently those strings that correspond to the overtones will be set into vibration by FIG. 197. RESO- resonance, while the others will remain at rest. ..."

8. The Story of Musical Form by Clarence Lucas (1908)
"Overtones and tone colour—Natural harmonics—Many past systems— Meantone system—Auditory nerves of the future—What is equal temperament ? ..."

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