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Musical sounds

chord

noun

a particular position of the fingers on the guitar, producing a particular sound

crescendo

noun

the loudest part of a piece of music

discord

noun

a strange sound in a piece of music, made by playing an unusual combination of notes at the same time

dissonance

noun

an unpleasant sound created when musical notes played together are not in harmony

drumming

noun

the action or sound of playing drums

drum roll

noun

a continuous series of beats on a drum, especially when something exciting is going to happen

harmony

noun

musical notes that are sung or played at the same time, making a pleasant sound

lilt

noun

a pleasant rising and falling pattern of sounds in the way that someone talks or in a piece of music

music

noun

sounds made by voices or instruments arranged in a way that is pleasant to listen to

reverb

noun

a musical effect produced by a piece of electronic equipment in which a sound is repeated like an echo

rhythm

noun

a regular pattern of sounds in music that you can show by moving, hitting your hands together, or hitting a drum or other surface

roll

noun

a continuous low sound made by drums or thunder

sound

noun

the particular musical style of a person, band, or place

strains

noun

the sound of some music

stress

noun

the emphasis that you put on a particular musical note or sound by playing or singing it more loudly or with greater force than other notes or sounds

tala

noun

a rhythm (=regular pattern of sounds) used in Indian classical music

tattoo

noun

a signal that tells soldiers to return to their buildings at night, played on a drum or a bugle

timbre

noun

the quality of sound that a particular voice or musical instrument has

tone

noun

the quality of the sound made by a musical instrument, voice, or piece of electronic equipment

toot

noun

the sound that a musical instrument such as a horn, trumpet, or trombone makes

trill

noun

a musical sound made by singing or playing two similar notes one after the other very quickly

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