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  • nountone
  • nounsound

synonyms for timbre

  • accent
  • inflection
  • intonation
  • overtone
  • resonance
  • tonality
  • beat

antonyms for timbre

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  • pitch
  • volume
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Squint hard and some of her melodies and timbres start to resemble those of Vashti Bunyan, or Elliott Smith, or Hope Sandoval, but each of those impressions tend to vanish faster than they form.
THIS NEW GROUPER ALBUM, ‘SHADE,’ IS LIFE-AFFIRMING IN WAYS YOU MIGHT NOT REMEMBERCHRIS RICHARDSOCTOBER 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s the timbre and pitch, which refer to where a voice falls on a span of notes from low to high.
AI-SAVVY CRIMINALS CLONE EXECUTIVE’S VOICE IN $35 MILLION DEEPFAKE BANK HEISTVANESSA BATES RAMIREZOCTOBER 20, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
The timbre of Willie’s distinctive voice and the swirling guitar work of Tame Impala expressed nuances that can get buried on less competent gear.
SENNHEISER IE 300 REVIEW: A NEW OLD-SCHOOL APPROACH TO AUDIOROBERTO BALDWINSEPTEMBER 8, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The first predicts, from a passage of text, the broad strokes of what a speaker will sound like—including accent, pitch, and timbre.
AI VOICE ACTORS SOUND MORE HUMAN THAN EVER—AND THEY’RE READY TO HIREKAREN HAOJULY 9, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Now the original question — how much you care about getting as many people as possible who are eligible to vote to actually do so — takes on a new timbre.
EXPANDING VOTING IS NOT SIMPLY THE POLITICAL INVERSE OF LIMITING VOTINGPHILIP BUMPMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was not an ordinary blast, but had a peculiarly musical timbre, very much like the note of a mouth-organ.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
He had the gift of telling a story: some peculiar timbre in the voice, some direct dramatic touch.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
This variety in the shape of the waves results in the difference in timbre between various tones.
SPIRIT AND MUSICH. ERNEST HUNT
Carrying the same principle into song, we find that a voice naturally shows the timbre appropriate to the mood.
SPIRIT AND MUSICH. ERNEST HUNT
Her voice was a modified edition of her mother's, lazy, rich and sweet, but with keener timbre.
SOUTHERN HEARTSFLORENCE HULL WINTERBURN
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WORDS RELATED TO TIMBRE

  • accentuation
  • articulation
  • beat
  • cadence
  • emphasis
  • enunciation
  • force
  • inflection
  • intonation
  • meter
  • modulation
  • pronunciation
  • rhythm
  • stroke
  • timbre
  • tonality
  • tone
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