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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: Old French, 'drum, bell', from Greek tympanon; TIMPANI

timbre

noun
     
Related topics: Textures, Sounds
tim‧bre [uncountable and countable]
CS formal the quality of the sound made by a particular instrument or voice

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