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noun as in tone

noun as in sound

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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.

There’s the timbre and pitch, which refer to where a voice falls on a span of notes from low to high.

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.

The first predicts, from a passage of text, the broad strokes of what a speaker will sound like—including accent, pitch, and timbre.

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.

He has a voice not dissimilar in timbre and penetrative ability to the incredibly annoying comedian Stephen Merchant.

The power, timbre, and range of her voice made her performance the best part of the night.

The cat ceased snarling and presently began a loud purring which seemed to increase in timbre as he stroked her.

You can see this poetry realized in the timbre and pace of the “mad as hell” speech.

Each of the clones behaves in her own unique way, each with her own distinctive body language, timbre, and sensibilities.

It was not an ordinary blast, but had a peculiarly musical timbre, very much like the note of a mouth-organ.

He had the gift of telling a story: some peculiar timbre in the voice, some direct dramatic touch.

This variety in the shape of the waves results in the difference in timbre between various tones.

Carrying the same principle into song, we find that a voice naturally shows the timbre appropriate to the mood.

Her voice was a modified edition of her mother's, lazy, rich and sweet, but with keener timbre.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to timbre, such as: accent, inflection, intonation, overtone, resonance, and tonality.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.