how to pronounce timbre


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the above transcription of timbre is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

timbre is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of timbre in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… this is aqua timbre tower one at the …”

meanings of timbre


  1. The quality of a sound independent of its pitch and volume.
  2. The pitch of a sound as heard by the ear, described relative to its absolute pitch.
  3. The crest on a coat of arms.

timbre frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word timbre occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with timbre


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