Definitions for timbreˈtæm bər, ˈtɪm-; Fr. ˈtɛ̃ brə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tim•breˈtæm bər, ˈtɪm-; Fr. ˈtɛ̃ brə(n.)

  1. the characteristic quality of a sound, independent of pitch and loudness, depending on the number and relative strengths of its component frequencies, as determined by resonance.

    Category: Phonetics, Physics

  2. the characteristic quality of sound produced by a particular instrument or voice; tone color.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of timbre:

1325–75; ME tymbre < F: sound (orig. of bell), MF: bell, timbrel, drum, OF: drum 蠐 MGk tímbanon, var. of Gk týmpanon drum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. timbre, timber, quality, tone(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"

Wiktionary

  1. timbre(Noun)

    The quality of a sound independent of its pitch and volume.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timbre(noun)

    see 1st Timber

  2. Timbre(noun)

    the crest on a coat of arms

  3. Timbre(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Timbre

    In music, timbre also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics, is the quality of a musical note or sound or tone that distinguishes different types of sound production, such as voices and musical instruments, string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments. The physical characteristics of sound that determine the perception of timbre include spectrum and envelope. In simple terms, timbre is what makes a particular musical sound different from another, even when they have the same pitch and loudness. For instance, it is the difference between a guitar and a piano playing the same note at the same loudness. Experienced musicians are able to distinguish between different instruments based on their varied timbres, even if those instruments are playing notes at the same pitch and loudness.

CrunchBase

  1. Timbre

    Timbre is a location-based live music discovery app that enables users to find live shows in their area.Based on the user's location (or any location searched by the user), Timbre displays a live music calendar/playlist that includes all upcoming live music performances nearby. The app also allows users to listen to music samples from the bands, purchase tickets, and share with friends - directly from the app within three taps.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

buzzer(noun)

an electrical or other apparatus producing a buzzing sound.

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