V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: in music or speech, it is the quality of sound rather than the pitch or volume

Synonyms: tone, accent, beat, enunciation, inflection, emphasis

Antonyms: volume, pitch

Tips: Timbre is derived from the French timbre, which means "quality of sound." Timbre is most often used to refer to the quality of music.

Usage Examples:

Even though the speaker wasn't very knowledgeable about his subject, the timbre of his voice made him sound like an authority. (tone, inflection)

The critics raved about the rich timbre of the opera singer's voice. (tone)

The audience seemed captivated by the politician's southern accent and the timbre of his voice. (inflection, tone, beat)

The timbre of the piano complemented that of the guitar. (tone, quality of sound)

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