What does "Timbre" mean?


(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