sound property

Definitions of sound property

n an attribute of sound

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the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
quiet, silence
the absence of sound
musicality, musicalness
the property of sounding like music
an agreeable sound property
disagreeable sounds
the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
(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)
a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
noisiness, racketiness
the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
a characteristic sound
(music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves
the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
hush, still, stillness
(poetic) tranquil silence
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
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
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
the pitch range of the highest male voice
pitch of the voice
low frequency, low pitch
a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches
the pitch range of the lowest female voice
(of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments
the lowest part of the musical range
(linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
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
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
(music) a gradual increase in loudness
forte, fortissimo
(music) loud
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
(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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a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

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