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Meaning of TIMBRE

Pronunciation:  'tambur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  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"

TIMBRE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: quality, timber, tone
 See Also: color, coloration, colour, colouration, fullness, harshness, mellowness, nasality, plangency, register, resonance, reverberance, richness, ringing, roughness, shrillness, sonority, sonorousness, sound property, stridence, stridency, vibrancy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tim"bre\, n.
    See 1st {Timber}.
  2. \Tim"bre\, n. [F., a bell to be struck with a hammer,
    sound, tone, stamp, crest, in OF., a timbrel. Cf. {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, the timbre of the
       voice; the timbre of a violin. See {Tone}, and {Partial
       tones}, under {Partial}.