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half tone

noun, Music.
1.
Origin of half tone
1645-1655
1645-55
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  • Papers for half-tone printing require more filling, in order to have smooth, level surfaces.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom William Bond Wheelwright
  • Four half-tone illustrations from drawings by Hazel Roberts.

    A Woman for Mayor Helen M. Winslow
  • Illustrated with 27 full-page and 87 text drawings in half-tone by Howard V. Brown.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • This cannot be altogether claimed for the half-tone process.

  • It prints no scareheads and no half-tone pictures, such pictures as it uses being redrawn in line, so that they print sharply.

    Abroad at Home Julian Street
  • If the half-tone, what would be the name of the auxiliary note?

    Piano Playing Josef Hofmann
  • Illustrated with a map, 16 full-page and 71 text drawings in half-tone by Howard V. Brown.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • I mention it to show where “handwork” in the half-tone process first comes in.

    The Art of Illustration Henry Blackburn
  • The expressions half-step and whole-step are much to be preferred to half-tone and whole-tone, as being more clear and definite.

  • By L. Clarkson Whitelock, with eight half-tone illustrations.

    The Continental Dragoon Robert Neilson Stephens

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