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Timbre

timbre

The distinguishing quality of a sound, by which one may determine its source.

Synonym: tone colour.

Origin: Fr.


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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... (fingers sliding down the strings of violins/cellos/etc, piano hammers returning to place as you release the keys, the pleasant creak of wood, the timbre of certain voices). Most often, I react to sounds similar to those others have discussed: the light crinkling of paper or plastic, gentle flow ...

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by RhombusPiano
Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:40 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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