Sound Site: Glossary

the property of a sound and especially a musical tone that is determined by the frequency of the waves producing it : highness or lowness of sound : a standard frequency for tuning instruments
the time during which something exists or lasts
the quality given to a sound by its overtones or the quality of tone distinctive of a particular singing voice or musical instrument.
a sound of definite pitch and vibration
Sound Wave-
the number of complete oscillations per second of energy (as sound or electromagnetic radiation) in the form of waves
VARIATION, FLUCTUATION: a flow of electricity changing periodically from a maximum to a minimum; especially : a flow periodically changing direction 4 : a single swing (as of an oscillating body) from one extreme limit to the other
the degree of loudness or the intensity of a sound
Symphony Orchestra-
a large orchestra of winds, strings, and percussion that plays symphonic works
the basic recurrent rhythmical pattern of note values, accents, and beats per measure in music



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