pitch contour

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Noun1.pitch contour - rise and fall of the voice pitchpitch contour - rise and fall of the voice pitch  
prosody, inflection - the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
intonation pattern - intonations characteristic of questions and requests and statements
droning, monotone, drone - an unchanging intonation
singsong - a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
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F) Iterative Stabilization of Cochleagram Morphing: Iterative stabilization of cochleagram morphing was achieved by heuristically expanding the pitch contour according to intensive spectral intensities along with temporal continuity.
The first window below shows the pitch contour of one of the members of the study sample.
The absence of a pitch contour in such triplets would allow us to tackle the question of the extent to which rats are mainly relying on pitch changes (and not on the presence of a repetition) to differentiate between triplets in the previous experiment.
Listeners will also encode my falling pitch contour (higher on "you" than on "two") and my stress on "you" rather than "two.
As for vocal melody extraction using pitch contour characteristics, the problem of singing voice detection can be simplified to distinguish the vocal contours from all the contours.
The right half processes small changes in the pitch of the navigation signals akin to the pitch contour in a melody.
Since pitch can only be measured on voiced parts, the pitch contour can be used to identify voicing.
I identify two additional uses of intonation: the iconic, in which the pitch accent reflects the meaning of the word, and the metrical, in which a pitch contour is repeated to establish a metrical "tune.
The peak of the pitch contour normally occurs in the middle of the syllabic crest; in some instances, however, it occurs late in the vowel, or even after it; and sometimes it occurs earlier than the middle.
0] pattern that encodes the pitch accent, the form of the pitch contour of the utterance is determined to a greater extent by word prosody.
Motive--Shortest musical idea, often identified by a distinctive rhythm and sometimes a general pitch contour.
After a sentence was presented auditorily, the pitch contour was displayed and learners imitated the sentence.