English noun: timbre
|1.||timbre (attribute) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)|
|Samples||The timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely.|
The muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet.
|Synonyms||quality, 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|