- The definition of timbral is the distinguishing quality of a sound that distinguishes one sound from another sound.
When your voice resonates deeply and has a rich sound quality, this is an example of a timbral characteristic of your voice.
Variant of timbre
Origin: French timbre, earlier, sound of a bell ; from Middle French ball struck by a hammer ; from Old French a kind of drum ; from Late Greek tymbanon ; from Classical Greek tympanon: see tympan
- timbral adjective