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timbre

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

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.]

timbre

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

timbre

[tim′bər]
Etymology: Fr
1 a characteristic sound quality of a voice or musical instrument, as determined by the harmonics of the sound.
2 a second metallic sound heard in aortic dilation.

tim·bre

(tam'bĕr, tămb[h])
The distinguishing quality of a sound, by which one may determine its source.
[Fr.]
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The Idea of Timbre in the Age of Haydn, that has been allowed to stray from its topic.
These subtle judgments of timbre quality were also reproduced by the computer model.
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Wide I agree with the first part of the conference goal--to integrate the study of timbre into musical analysis--I do not agree that there is the need for a broadening of the definition of "spectral" to include any music making use of timbre as a structural element.
Though he lacked Terfel's signature charisma and timbre, he was never less than charming and robust.
4), the evocation of sounds by Franz Liszt (Cloches du soir) and the innovative concepts of harmony and timbre developed by Edvard Grieg (Klokkenklang).
Like the lithesome body that is the Arch of Hysteria, both spring forth sounding a distinct timbre of fearfulness, but neither is afraid of confronting such truths.
It is the teacher's job to rid you of this vocal fault and help your natural timbre sing.
On the other hand, the performer has much more freedom to choose an appropriate rhythm, loudness, speed and timbre.
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