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klangfarbe

/ (ˈklɑːŋˌfɑːbə) /
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noun
(often capital) instrumental timbre or tone colour
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Word Origin for klangfarbe

German: tone colour
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How to use klangfarbe in a sentence

  • For only upon the basis of a full, pure tone is a beautiful timbre (Klangfarbe) possible.

  • What is the nature of this element of our vocabulary—this Klangfarbe, this Timbre?

    Vocal Expression|Katherine Jewell Everts
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