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sound property

Definitions of sound property
  1. noun
    an attribute of sound
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    sound
    the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    quiet, silence
    the absence of sound
    musicality, musicalness
    the property of sounding like music
    harmony
    an agreeable sound property
    dissonance
    disagreeable sounds
    pitch
    the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
    registration
    (music) the sound property resulting from a combination of organ stops used to perform a particular piece of music; the technique of selecting and adjusting organ stops
    quality, timber, timbre, tone
    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
    intensity, loudness, volume
    the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
    softness
    a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
    rhythmicity
    the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
    acoustics
    the characteristics or qualities that determine how sound is heard in an enclosed space
    noisiness, racketiness
    the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
    ring
    a characteristic sound
    unison
    (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves
    voice
    the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    hush, still, stillness
    (poetic) tranquil silence
    speechlessness
    the property of being speechless
    quietness, soundlessness
    the property of making no sound
    lyricality, lyricism, songfulness
    the property of being suitable for singing
    melodiousness, tunefulness
    the property of having a melody
    texture
    the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together
    consonance, harmoniousness
    the property of sounding harmonious
    discord, discordance
    a harsh mixture of sounds
    disharmony, inharmoniousness
    a lack of harmony
    cacophony
    loud confusing disagreeable sounds
    concert pitch, international pitch, philharmonic pitch
    the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C
    high frequency, high pitch
    a pitch that is perceived as above other pitches
    soprano, treble
    the pitch range of the highest female voice
    tenor
    the pitch range of the highest male voice
    key
    pitch of the voice
    low frequency, low pitch
    a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches
    alto
    the pitch range of the lowest female voice
    alto
    (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments
    bass
    the lowest part of the musical range
    tone
    (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    tune
    the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    harmonic
    any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
    resonance
    the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities
    color, coloration, colour, colouration
    the timbre of a musical sound
    nasality
    a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators
    plangency, resonance, reverberance, ringing, sonority, sonorousness, vibrancy
    having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    shrillness, stridence, stridency
    having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
    crescendo
    (music) a gradual increase in loudness
    forte, fortissimo
    (music) loud
    faintness
    barely audible
    decrescendo, diminuendo
    (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
    pianissimo, piano
    (music) low loudness
    meter, metre, time
    rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
    cadence, cadency
    a recurrent rhythmical series
    lilt, swing
    a jaunty rhythm in music
    register
    (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments
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    property
    a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
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