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timbre

 [tam´ber] (Fr.)
the musical quality of a tone or sound.
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tim·bre

(tim'bĕr, tam'bĕr),
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
[Fr.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tim·bre

(tam'bĕr, tămb[h])
The distinguishing quality of a sound, by which one may determine its source.
[Fr.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Both parts in Murail's score are scrupulously notated, with detailed directions for the correct ondes timbre, control of dynamics with the knee lever, and alternation between the keyboard and the ribbon.
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The second set of reasons (whose promoter was mostly Martienssen) is mostly psychological: "independent of the fact that it is Tetzel or the great pianists proving the existence of piano colour that are right, the instrument should be treated as if it were able to produce sounds having different timbres" (Balan 1966: 63).
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Mis au courant de l'activite suspecte d'une personne, les fins limiers de la police judiciaire ont mene une discrete surveillance avant de l'apprehender avec en sa possession 8.446 faux timbres fiscaux dont 46 de 300 dirhams chacun, 7.650 autres de couleur bleue de 20 dirhams et 750 du meme montant mais de couleur rose, soit une valeur totale de 181.800 dirhams, selon la meme source.