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the musical quality of a tone or sound.
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
timbre/tim·bre/ (tam´ber) [Fr.] musical quality of a tone or sound.
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.
The distinguishing quality of a sound, by which one may determine its source.