sound property

Definitions of sound property
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n 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
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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