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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.]

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 main message is that the timbre in belting can be related not only to a strong 2[f.sub.o] interaction with [F.sub.1], but likely also a strong 4[f.sub.o] interaction with [F.sub.2].
The timbre of a musical instrument is complicated and difficult to characterize with a parameter.
There seems to be an unstated assumption for some musicologists and music theorists, even in the present day, that analysis should be done without "resorting to" discussions of timbre or other sensuous qualities of music, as if those musical aspects were less worthy of consideration than formal analysis and Schenkerian graphs.
Timbre changes may occur, but necessarily related to the intensity of the sound: minute changes in piano timbre can experimentally be highlighted as the loudness of the sound produces changes due to the changes in the speed at which the hammer is projected against the string, the speed being dependent on the force with which the keys are pressed down.
Un autre timbre a ete emis pour documenter la fondation de l'universite la Princesse Noura, ben Abdel Rahman Al-Seoud.
Friday's session was all about timbre, which is the quality of music tone, and Morton drew plenty of laughs by taking kids through a simple exercise, asking them to squeak a high-pitched greeting like a mouse, then use their lowest, deepest voices to say the same words to much different effect.
A major contributor to our ability to analyze music and recognize instruments is the concept known as "timbre".