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Definition 1: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where timbre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely
  • the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet

Synonyms for timbre in the sense of this definition

(timbre is a kind of ...) an attribute of sound

(... is a kind of timbre ) any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental

(... is a kind of timbre ) the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities

(... is a kind of timbre ) the timbre of a musical sound

"the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"

(... is a kind of timbre ) a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators

(... is a kind of timbre ) having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant

(... is a kind of timbre ) having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound

(... is a kind of timbre ) (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

(timbre belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

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