timbre

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the quality of a sound that can be identified by the human ear, e.g. that of a musical note which when played on two different musical instruments will not sound the same

Computing

  • noun the shape of a particular sound that can be identified by the human ear

Electronics

  • The characteristics or qualities of a sound which enable distinguishing it from other sounds having the same pitch and loudness. The harmonic composition of a sound, and the intensity and phase relationships between said harmonics affect the timbre of a sound.
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