How to use Overtones in a sentence
It could be a fairly neutral term, but as the editorial proceeds it becomes quite pejorative with many negative overtones.
The first mode of vibration gives the " fundamental tone," and the succeeding modes are termed " overtones."
But we have to remember that with strings, pipes and instruments generally the fundamental tone is accompanied by overtones, called also " upper partials," and beating within the dissonance range may occur between these overtones.
Let the two tones with their harmonic overtones be 256 512 768 1024 1280 1536 512 1024 1536.
The harshness of deep notes on instruments rich in overtones may be explained as arising from beats between successive overtones.Advertisement
Thus, if a note of frequency 64 is sounded, and if all the successive overtones are present, the difference of frequency will be 64, and this is an unpleasant interval when we get to the middle of the scale, say to overtones 256 and 320 or to 512 and 576.
He showed, both by analysis and by synthesis, that quality depends on the order, number and intensity of the overtones or harmonics that may, and usually do, enter into the structure of a musical tone.
The pejorative overtones of the lecture made the students feel terrible.
Some people were trying to present the constitutional treaty in rather apocalyptic overtones.
Capture the subtle overtones and nuances of instruments, vocals and effect changes that 24-bit audio provides.Advertisement
These are crushed peppers with the same rich taste, with tropical overtones, of the whole chiles.
Different pitches are derived by shifting the fundamental and overtones while leaving the vowel formants relatively untouched.
Inappropriate therapy can have overtones of " curing " rather than " teaching " .
Much of my work contains overtones of magic and ancient beliefs.
For them, the term " online auction " acquired sinister overtones.Advertisement
Myths are deadly serious Modern mythologists use the term ' myth ' without any pejorative overtones.
The effect of the harmonic overtones is then to modify the quality or character 5 of the note, independently of pitch.
Christopher Lee is the sinister community leader whilst erotic overtones are kept bubbling by Britt Ekland.
To let racial overtones obscure the way you see yourself, then clearly you would be the slave.
Tasting its fruity character and vanilla overtones relaxes you immediately.Advertisement
This shiraz has been described as " plum flavors of the shiraz grape, adding subtle vanilla overtones " .
This Shiraz has been described as " plum flavors of the shiraz grape, adding subtle vanilla overtones ".
The man in the moon was sometimes associated with Judas or Cain, adding to the sinister overtones of this portrait.
The beans are shiny with oil and the flavor is sweet with caramel overtones.
Vanilla soy milk is sweeter than Original and has overtones of vanilla.Advertisement
Should the ceremony have religious overtones or more of a universal feel?
The nose is earthy with tobacco, barnyard and anise overtones.
They have consistently produced the proverbial citrus-apple fruited white, with its overtones of grass-herb flavors.
It is a remarkable that all of these incredibly large overtones are all brought into balance.
Medicinal wines have aromatic and flavor overtones of chemicals usually found in liquor such as Single Malt Scotch.Advertisement
Pinot Noir-Reminiscent of classic Burgundy, this wine has smoky, lush fruit overtones with underlying light tannins.
Many users object to the strong orange overtones of the light and feel that it does not accurately simulate a candle's peaceful glow.
An adult dating chat can have romantic overtones and be part of a developing relationship,or it can be a down-and-dirty one night stand.
The answers often had sexual overtones ("umm… a cucumber?") but sex wasn't discussed openly.
Available in a range of luxurious hues and color overtones, these smooth gems make startling engagement rings that highlight the rarity of the couple's love with the rarity of a superb gem.Advertisement
The color should be uniform throughout the gem, with no flecks or overtones of other hues (though a hint of pink can actually add value).
Black comes in many hues from a smoky gray to the deepest ebony, and many black pearls have overtones of red, blue, pink, green, or yellow.
Reality blended with paranormal overtones has once more created a story that is just as spicy as the region's chili peppers, and just as impossible to resist.
Not all yoginis agree with the practice of nude yoga for men or women, feeling that the inevitable sexual overtones take away from the sacred Hindu practice.
Singing over a lone piano with strings and delicate percussion, Lambert highlights Mad World's swelling dynamics while preserving the ominous overtones creating a version that is dark and haunting, yet oddly uplifting.Advertisement
Some non-Christians object to the books' Christian overtones, particularly the first one, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which features the lion Aslan dying to save the life and soul of the boy Edmund.
Directed by Peter Hyams, it starred Roy Schieder of Jaws fame, and (fortunately, in this viewer's opinion) lost much of the psychedelic mystical overtones that hampered the original movie.
A " stopped pipe " in an organ is a pipe of this type, and both the fundamental and the overtones may occur simultaneously when it is blown.
The whole series of fundamental and overtones gives the complete set of harmonics of frequencies proportional to 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., and wave-lengths proportional to 1, 2, 3, 4 ..
It is evident that the overtones will follow the same rule as for a pipe opened at both ends.Advertisement
But keeping r/X small we may as before form stationary waves, and it is evident that the series of fundamental and overtones will be just as with the air in pipes, and we shall have the same three types - fixed at one end, free at both ends, fixed at both ends - with fundamental frequencies respectively 41, p ' 21 V p, and I velocity in rod =velocity in air X distance between dust heaps.
Take as a further example the fifth with harmonic overtones as under The fundamental and overtones of the second either coincide with or fall midway between overtones in the first, and there is no approach to a dissonant frequency of beats, and the concord is perfect.
Koenig, Quelques experiences d'acoustique (1882) describes apparatus and experiments, intended to show, in opposition to Helmholtz, that beats coalesce into tones, and also that the quality of a note is affected by alteration of phase of one of its component overtones relative to the phase of the fundamental.
All will be tuned in other to produce overtones of the fundamental note.