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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The timbre or quality of a compound musical tone, due to the relative number and intensity of the harmonics present in it; acoustic color. See clang, n., 2, harmonic, and quality. Also called clang-color.

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  • The scholar discerns a strange hint

    Of old in a modern arrangement,

    Like shawms and timbrels

    Or sackbuts and cymbals

    That color a toccata's clang-tint.

    August 24, 2014