Timbre

The colour or quality of a sound. It is used as a term to describe all of the properties of sounds that cannot be described using other terms (such as pitch, duration, etc.)

Timbre is a result of the combination of all of the sound’s properties and therefore cannot be broken down or simplified in its explanation.

However, the timbre of sounds may be described as being more Noise or Pitch.

Learn More

Explore timbre in “The Sounds of Sound Based Music” – Timbre / Sound Quality.