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klangfarbe

/ˈklɑːŋˌfɑːbə/
noun
1.
(often capital) instrumental timbre or tone colour
Word Origin
German: tone colour
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  • For only upon the basis of a full, pure tone is a beautiful timbre (klangfarbe) possible.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • What is the nature of this element of our vocabulary—this klangfarbe, this Timbre?

    Vocal Expression Katherine Jewell Everts

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