timber vs timbre : Common Errors in English

About timber vs timbre

You can build a house out of timber, but that quality which distinguishes the sound produced by one instrument or voice from others is timbre, usually pronounced “TAM-bruh,” so the common expression is “vocal timbre.”

timber Meaning(s)

  • (n) the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  • (n) a beam made of wood
  • (n) a post made of wood
  • (n) land that is covered with trees and shrubs
  • (n) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

timbre Meaning(s)

  • (n) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

timber in News

  1. Timber! There goes another tax break

    Pennsylvania already has a forest of tax exemptions for narrow special interests favored by lawmakers so, perhaps, it makes sense to include the timber industry in the largess. The House Finance Committee has approved a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Gable
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Hazleton Standard-Speaker

  2. Orlando Timber Creek RB Jacques Patrick headed to Chicago for Under Armour, Rivals event

    Patrick and his brother Javonte Seabury will tour Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio schools on unofficial recruiting visits next week Timber Creek’s junior running back Jacques Patrick is one of only 27 underclassmen who will be in Chicago this weekend when 100 top-tier college football prospects descend on Soldier Field for Under Armour’s answer to Nike’s The Opening.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Acadian Timber Corp.: Notice-Annual Meeting & Webcast

    Acadian Timber Corp. -
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

timbre in News

  1. Early Childhood Classes - Musikgarten - Musikgarten: Cycle/Seasons- Thurs 10:30(Session I)

    MUSIKGARTEN: CYCLE OF SEASONS (Ages 3 to 5 with parent/caregiver) Cycle of Seasons promotes musical as well as overall development and includes singing, rhythm, beat activities, movement exploration, listening, creating, playing instruments and listening to poems and stories. Musical concepts such as rhythmic and melodic patterns, tempo, dynamics and timbre are introduced and explored. Families ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Early Childhood Classes - Musikgarten - Musikgarten: Cycle/Seasons- Sat 10:30 (Session I)

    MUSIKGARTEN: CYCLE OF SEASONS (Ages 3 to 5 with parent/caregiver) Cycle of Seasons promotes musical as well as overall development and includes singing, rhythm, beat activities, movement exploration, listening, creating, playing instruments and listening to poems and stories. Musical concepts such as rhythmic and melodic patterns, tempo, dynamics and timbre are introduced and explored. Families ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. This Handsome Passive Speaker Is Down to Party Anywhere

    It's late afternoon on a Friday, which means we're all thinking about our weekend plans. That might mean a party, but what's a party without a little music? The attractive Timbre Amplifier is just the ticket for your shindig's soundtrack, and you don't have to worry about charging it. Read more...        
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Gizmodo

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