The character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity: trumpet mutes with different timbres a voice high in pitch but rich in timbre
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- Different composers describe perceiving different colours with different keys, instrumental timbres, or harmonic structures.
- How did these women match their pitch, vibrato, and timbres with such precision?
- The plainchant was delivered faultlessly, and gave a flavour of the complementary timbres of the male voices.
Mid 19th century: from French, from medieval Greek timbanon, from Greek tumpanon 'drum'.
Words that rhyme with timbreamber, camber, caramba, clamber, Cochabamba, gamba, mamba, Maramba, samba
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