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Definition of "timbral" [timbral]

  • Of or pertaining to the timbre of a sound (adjective)

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Use "timbral" in a sentence
  • "It seems to me that what classical musicians learn aurally is largely rhythmic and timbral, which is a different proposition than being expected to learn a series of pitches by ear."
  • "Led by playing of uncommon mellowness and timbral purity from clarinetist Anthony McGill, enhanced by the elegant understatement of veteran violist Michael Tree and the character-rich keyboard work of pianist Anna Polonsky, they brought out the genial warmth in Mozart's writing."
  • "What's more, Mr. Curatolo's voice is not merely "admirably precise" -- it is quite gorgeous, actually, and thoroughly at home within the minute timbral variations of vintage McCartney."
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