Definition of Subtones

1. Noun. (plural of subtone) ¹



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Definition of Subtones

1. subtone [n] - See also: subtone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subtones

subtitled
subtitler
subtitlers
subtitles
subtitling
subtle
subtlely
subtleness
subtlenesses
subtler
subtlest
subtleties
subtlety
subtly
subtone
subtones (current term)
subtonic
subtonics
subtopia
subtopian
subtopias
subtopic
subtopics
subtorrid
subtotal
subtotaled
subtotaling
subtotalled
subtotalling
subtotally

Literary usage of Subtones

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1. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1877)
"The vowels differ from each other in tone—not the dominant tone of the voice, but the subtones combined with it by the resonances of the oral cavity. ..."

2. Marion Harland's Autobiography: The Story of a Long Life by Marion Harland (1910)
"... subtones to which the voices of all—even the rudest of the loungers—were modulated. With this shade of uneasiness there stole upon me a strange, ..."

3. Marion Harland's Autobiography: The Story of a Long Life by Marion Harland (1910)
"... and that some of these were evidently listening to the guarded subtones to which the voices of all—even the rudest of the loungers—were modulated. ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"They believe that, although all the different tones are to be found in each of the subtones, each however contains a note belonging to it more than to any ..."

5. Life and Work in India: An Account of the Conditions, Methods, Difficulties by Robert Stewart (1896)
"The octave in its music," says Sir William Hunter, " is divided into twenty-two subtones, instead of the twelve semi-tones of the European scale, ..."

6. Message of the East by Cohasset (Mass.). Vedanta Centre (1920)
"... in the falling cataract, the gushing stream and in other sounds of Nature. These seven principal tones contain again twenty-two subtones ..."

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