sound with a typical pitch; steady periodic sound;characterized by its duration, pitch, intensity (or loudness), and timbre (or quality)
A musical tone is a repeating sound. Musical tones are different in duration, loudness, and timbre. The notes used in music can have many complex forms, such as short bursts, changes in pitch, and shifts in noise.
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