timbre(redirected from Musical color)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
the musical quality of a tone or sound.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The distinguishing quality of a sound, by which one may determine its source, for example, type of musical instrument, voice of a person based principally on the distribution of overtones.
Synonym(s): tone color
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
The distinguishing quality of a sound, by which one may determine its source.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012