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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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* The second resonance of the vocal tract ([F.sub.2]) typically begins just above the treble clef (at about [G.sub.5]) and extends to about [C.sub.7], which is in the spectral tone color territory of /[??] a a ae [??] e i/.
This is the tone color territory of /i/to very bright /i/.
It is useful to explore the effects of vocal tract resonances (formants) on these tone color components.
This is so reliable that, though lacking "perfect pitch," I can locate the pitch class "A" from the tone color frequency of my /e/vowel.
The otherworldly sound environment created by composer-percussionist Gustavo Aguilar and his wife, vocalist Gaelyn Aguilar, filled the reverberant space with traditional Macedonian melodies, Chinese sonorities, and Indonesian tone colors. A mesmerizing mix of song, rhythm, sustained movement and visual effects, the piece capped a fascinating program of new music and dance.
In bath, there were sculpted velour towels and resin bath accessories in jewel tone colors.