What does timbre mean?

Definitions for timbre
ˈtæm bər, ˈtɪm-; Fr. ˈtɛ̃ brətim·bre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timbre, timber, quality, tonenoun

    (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"


  1. timbrenoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timbrenoun

    see 1st Timber

  2. Timbrenoun

    the crest on a coat of arms

  3. Timbrenoun

    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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Timbre

    tim′bėr, n. tone, character, or quality of a musical sound. [O. Fr.,—L. tympanum, a drum.]


  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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    Song lyrics by timbre -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by timbre on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of timbre in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of timbre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of timbre in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Brilliantemente disfrazado como el trabajo duro, la oportunidad siempre golpea solamente una vez, y por lo tanto consigue perdido por muchos. Tenaciones, por otra parte, se apoyan en el timbre y obtener la recepción de bienvenida. personas exitosas reconocen la verdadera oportunidad escondida dentro del reto, y lo convierten en una gran historia de éxito. reconocer y bienvenida a la oportunidad, cuando se llama a tu puerta. Buena suerte!

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. arbalist
    • B. schlockmeister
    • C. epiphora
    • D. instigation

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