timbre

[n] - the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
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Timbre

The timbre of the instrument is what makes an instrument sound like that instrument and not another, even though the other instrument may be playing the same pitch.
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Timbre

The overall effect or quality of a bell's sound.
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Timbre

The quality of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume. It is the distinctive tone color of an instrument or a singing voice
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Timbre

the characteristics that differentiate one instrument, voice or sound from another. It can be thought of as the texture or characteristics that define a sound. Notes of the same pitch and volume may have a different timbre. In electronic music, timbre sometimes refers to a synthesizer voice or patch (see Multitimbral). the property of a sound that ...
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Timbre

A term to describe the different qualities that the sound (not pitch) can have, for example spiky, shiny, smooth, different colours
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Timbre

The quality of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume. The distinctive tone of an instrument or a singing voice. It is this quality which allows you to distinguish between a flute and an oboe playing the same pitch at the same volume. See also: Sound.
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Timbre

Tim'bre noun See 1st Timber .
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Timbre

Tim'bre noun [ French, a bell to be struck with a hammer, sound, tone, stamp, crest, in Old French , a timbrel. Confer Timbrel .] 1. (Her.) The crest on a coat of arms. 2. (Mus.) The quality or tone distinguishing voices or instruments; tone color; clang tint; as, th...
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timbre

The distinguishing quality of a sound, by which one may determine its source. ... Synonym: tone colour. ... Origin: Fr. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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timbre

timber noun (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); `the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely`; `the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet`
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timbre

(tam´bәr) the musical quality of a tone or sound. timbre métallique a high-pitched tympanic second sound heard in dilatation of the aorta. When heard in persons under 55 years old, it has been considered suggestive of syphilitic aortitis. Called also Potain sign and bruit d...
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Timbre

• (n.) The quality or tone distinguishing voices or instruments; tone color; clang tint; as, the timbre of the voice; the timbre of a violin. See Tone, and Partial tones, under Partial. • (n.) See 1st Timber. • (n.) The crest on a coat of arms.
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timbre

quality of auditory sensations produced by the tone of a sound wave.[10 related articles]
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Timbre

In music, timbre is the quality or tone distinguishing voices or instruments. Timbre designates not only those properties which distinguish different instruments and voices, but also those more subtle properties which distinguish say, one violin from another. Quality is due to the presence and prominence of certain upper partials and to the form of...
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timbre

that attribute of auditory sensation which enables a listener to judge that two non-identical sounds having the same loudness and pitch are dissimilar NOTE - Timbre depends primarily upon the waveform, but also upon the sound pressure and the temporal characteristics of the sound.
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timbre

Type: Term Pronunciation: tim′bĕr, tam′bĕr Definitions: 1. The distinguishing quality of a sound, by which one may determine its source, type of musical instrument, voice of a person based principally on the distribution of overtones. Synonyms: tone color
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timbre

In music, the tone colour, or quality of tone, of a particular sound. Different instruments playing a note at the same pitch have different sound qualities, and it is the timbre that enables the listener to distinguish the sound of, for example, a trumpet from that of a violin. The tone quality of a sound depends on several things, including its wa...
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Timbre

Tone color, quality of sound that distinguishes one verse or instrument to another. It is determined by the harmonies of sound.
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Timbre

This is a subjective quality that enables listeners to tell the difference between two sound of identical pitch at the same volume. Fundamentally it is the difference in frequency content of the sounds.
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timbre

the quality of a musical tone that distinguishes voices and instruments
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timbre

the quality of a musical tone that distinguishes different voices, instruments, amplifiers, and effects
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Timbre

The specific tone color or quality of a sound, including its timing, harmonic structure, envelope, and other identifying aural characteristics. (WW)
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timbre

the quality of a musical tone that distinguishes voices and instruments
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timbre

tone color or tone quality.
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