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English noun: timbre

1. timbre (attribute) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)


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


Synonymsquality, timber, tone


Broader (hypernym)sound property


Narrower (hyponym)color, coloration, colour, colouration, harmonic, nasality, plangency, register, resonance, resonance, reverberance, ringing, shrillness, sonority, sonorousness, stridence, stridency, vibrancy


Domain categorymusic









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