fundamental frequency

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Noun1.fundamental frequency - the lowest tone of a harmonic series
harmonic - a tone that is a component of a complex sound
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An infant cry is characterised by a simple, clear, fundamental tone and a relatively long, unbroken"melodic structure," as it is perversely called, that falls and rises and falls and tails off in unpredictable ways.
When the large signal passes through, the fundamental tone of the large signal is completely removed at the output, while a 3rd harmonic is created.
The use of hand-stopping, however, changes the fundamental tone of the horn perceived by audiences.
The amplitudes of the fundamental tone and harmonics of each key were taken from the frequency spectrum measured by the FFT analyzer.
Greece: Troika report "positive," Athens has "really delivered," says Juncker: The report on Greece by the troika, submitted during the night of 11-12 November to the European leaders, "is positive in its fundamental tone because the Greeks really delivered," the head of the Eurogroup, Jean-Claude Juncker, said, on 12 November in Brussels.
Arriving for talks between the 17 eurozone finance ministers later in the day, Juncker said they finally received the report Sunday night and it "is positive in its fundamental tone because the Greeks really delivered.
The third fundamental tone quality, the sombre tone, which he sometimes referred to as covered tone, is represented by Root as [u].
Sometimes called overtones, harmonics are multiples of the fundamental tone. A female mosquito therefore can produce tones around 400, 800 and 1,200 hertz, Hoy says.
There's a fundamental tone deafness with our party when it comes to the environment.
The loose fit of the web allows for a range of sharp to sustained swishing tones, while variations in the size of the gourd allow significant changes in the fundamental tone.

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