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tone poem

noun, Music.
1.
an instrumental composition intended to portray a particular story, scene, mood, etc.
Origin of tone poem
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • The question is best answered by showing what a Richard Strauss tone poem is.

  • As the tone poem expanded from this inspiration, he gained still greater impetus from the mere tonic of success.

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  • But modern orchestral music is tending more and more toward the symphonic poem and the tone poem.

  • It is a tone poem which will outlast most other things that Beethoven wrote for this instrument.

British Dictionary definitions for tone poem

tone poem

noun
1.
another term for symphonic poem
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