Definition of Tone system

1. Noun. The system of tones used in a particular language or dialect of a tone language.

Exact synonyms: Tonal System
Group relationships: Tonal Language, Tone Language
Generic synonyms: Phonologic System, Phonological System



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tone System

tone decay test
tone dialing
tone dialling
tone down
tone ending
tone language
tone mark
tone marks
tone number
tone numbers
tone of voice
tone poem
tone poems
tone sandhi
tone scale
tone system (current term)
tone up
tonearm
tonearms
toned
toned down(p)
toneless
tonelessly
tonelessness
tonelessnesses
toneme
tonemes
tonemic
tonepad
tonepads

Literary usage of Tone system

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1. Theory and Practice of Musical Composition by Adolf Bernhard Marx, Emilius Girac (1860)
"These tones constitute what is called the tone system. This tone-system contains above one hundred tones. It would have occasioned much difficulty to fix ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1907)
"While this may be a valuable aid, further study inclines me to the belief that there may be a tone system of qualities comparable to the spectrum in vision, ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"The form of unequal temperament most widely adopted was the mean-tone system. The rule of this system is that its fifths are all a quarter of a comma flat. ..."

4. The Nature of Music: Original Harmony in One Voice by Julius Klauser (1909)
"We shall see that the evolutionary expansion of tonality and of the tone-system are due on the one hand to the multiplication of these prototypes, ..."

5. The Nature of Music: Original Harmony in One Voice by Julius Klauser (1909)
"Meanwhile the relation of tonality and tone- system requires definition. The tone-system is the index and scale of tones in use. The tones had their origin ..."

6. How to Understand Music: A Concise Course in Musical Intelligence and Taste by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1881)
"We shall see that the evolutionary expansion of tonality and of the tone-system are due on the one hand to the multiplication of these prototypes, ..."

7. Music (1895)
"But it was the mean-tone system whicli mostly held sway till equal temperament was at ... Not that the mean-tone system could have every major Third true. ..."

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