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6 definitions found
 for timbre
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timber \Tim"ber\, n. [Probably the same word as timber sort of
     wood; cf. Sw. timber, LG. timmer, MHG. zimber, G. zimmer, F.
     timbre, LL. timbrium. Cf. Timmer.] (Com.)
     A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines,
     sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases
     forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; -- called also
     timmer. [Written also timbre.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timber \Tim"ber\, n. [F. timbre. See Timbre.] (Her.)
     The crest on a coat of arms. [Written also timbre.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timbre \Tim"bre\, n.
     See 1st Timber.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timbre \Tim"bre\, n. [F., a bell to be struck with a hammer,
     sound, tone, stamp, crest, in OF., a timbrel. Cf. Timbrel.]
     1. (Her.) The crest on a coat of arms.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mus.) The quality or tone distinguishing voices or
        instruments; tone color; clang tint; as, the timbre of the
        voice; the timbre of a violin. See Tone, and Partial
        tones, under Partial.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  timbre
      n 1: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a
           voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her
           soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the
           broken bell summoned them to meet" [syn: timbre,
           timber, quality, tone]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "timbre":
     Klangfarbe, clang color, color, coloring, manner of speaking,
     mode of expression, mood, resonance, spirit, tonality, tone,
     tone color, tone of voice, tone quality, voce, voice,
     voice qualifier, voice quality, way of saying
  
  

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