tone row
noun Date: 1936 the chosen sequence of tones that serves as the basis for a work of serial music; specifically twelve-tone row

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  • tone row — tone′ row n. mad twelve tone row • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • tone row — or tone series n. the group of pitches, arranged in an arbitrary and unique order, which serves as the basis of a composition in twelve tone or serial music …   English World dictionary

  • Tone row — P 0 tone row melody from Arnold Schoenberg s Op. 25 Minuet Trio opening[1]   …   Wikipedia

  • tone row — Music. a series of tones in which no tone is duplicated, and in which the tones generally recur in fixed sequence, with variations in rhythm and pitch, throughout a composition. Also called note row, twelve tone row. [1940 45] * * * tone row noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • tone row — Music. a series of tones in which no tone is duplicated, and in which the tones generally recur in fixed sequence, with variations in rhythm and pitch, throughout a composition. Also called note row, twelve tone row. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • tone-row — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: translation of German tonreihe : twelve tone row …   Useful english dictionary

  • tone row — /ˈtoʊn roʊ/ (say tohn roh) noun a sequence of intervals which involves all the twelve tones of an octave without repetition, used in twelve tone music …   Australian English dictionary

  • tone row — noun Music a particular sequence of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale used as a basis for twelve note (serial) music …   English new terms dictionary

  • twelve-tone row — noun : the 12 chromatic tones of the octave placed in a chosen fixed order and constituting with some permitted permutations and derivations the melodic and harmonic material of a movement or work called also tone row * * * /roh/. See tone row.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • twelve-tone row — /roh/. See tone row. Also, twelve note row /twelv noht roh /. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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