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timbre (noun) the quality of sound a musical instrument produces.
Timbre is the quality of the sound a musical instrument produces. It is also the quality of a singer's voice.
- The deep timbre of his voice contrasts with the high-pitched voice of the female singer.
- A musical instrument can be identified by the timbre of the sound it produces. Every musical instrument has its special sound, quite different from the sounds produced by the other instruments.