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Definition of "timbre" [tim•bre]

  • The combination of qualities of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "timbre" in a sentence
  • "Music is niocely mathematical, both in timbre, chords, and the time series used."
  • "I think it is what they call the timbre that is different."
  • "On her debut, the aptly-titled Solo (released through Interscope Digital Distribution), increasingly accomplished songwriting connects through her emotive, lithe-yet-lived-in timbre."