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What does "Timbre" mean?

Definition

(n.) See 1st Timber (n.) The crest on a coat of arms (n.) 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


Synonyms quality, tone, timber


Example: "The timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"


Word Family timbres