Definition of timbre
: the quality given to a sound by its overtones: such asa : the resonance by which the ear recognizes and identifies a voiced speech soundb : the quality of tone distinctive of a particular singing voice or musical instrument
timbralplay \ˈtam-brəl, ˈtim-\ adjective
Examples of timbre in a Sentence
the timbre of his voice
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Raindamage, which dropped in February, deploys electronics with greater effect, reinforcing a denser, more aggressive timbre from the quartet.
An abrupt beginning of glowering brass and rattled bows released into an interlacing texture of sliding harmonics, bowed metal and muted brass, the wind timbres mixing and refracting.
Honeyed timbres support their back-road-folk influences in songs about heartache and home towns.
There were thirty-five ranks of pipes — sets that produce the same timbre for each note — and a set of pipes, called antiphonal pipes, jutting dramatically out over the interior from the rear balcony.
The timbre of his strong, expressive voice and the poetry of his lyrics captured the imagination of a generation.
But, alas, the students are not pleased about the deep timbre of the Cinnamon Prince being featured in their test.
Along the way, extended techniques are employed that alter the instrumental timbres in unusual ways, sometimes suggesting muted electronic cries and wails.
But the voice that comes out of her mouth sounds like an 8-year-old girl: high-pitched and squeaky, with the vocal timbre of a grade-schooler asking for an extra carton of chocolate milk.
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Medical Definition of timbre
: the quality given to a sound by its overtones: asa: the resonance by which the ear recognizes and identifies a voiced speech soundb: the quality of tone distinctive of a particular singing voice or musical instrument
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