timbre

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See also: tîmbre and Timbre

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, a bell to be struck with a hammer, sound, tone, stamp, crest, in Old French, a timbrel. Compare timbrel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: tăm'bə(r), IPA(key): /ˈtæmbə(ɹ)/
  • (US) enPR: tăm'bə(r), tĭm'bə(r), IPA(key): /ˈtæm.bɚ/, /ˈtɪm.bɚ/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: timber (for one of the above US pronunciations)

Noun[edit]

timbre (plural timbres)

  1. The quality of a sound independent of its pitch and volume.
  2. (heraldry) The crest on a coat of arms.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tympanum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

timbre m (plural timbres)

  1. small bell
  2. (postage) stamp, postage stamp
  3. stamp (mark)
  4. (music) timbre

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

timbre m (oblique plural timbres, nominative singular timbres, nominative plural timbre)

  1. timbrel

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

timbre m (plural timbres)

  1. timbre (quality of a sound independent of its pitch and volume)
  2. seal (pattern, design)

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

timbre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of timbrar
    É importante que eu timbre isso.
    It’s important that I stamp this.
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of timbrar
    É importante que ele timbre isso.
    It’s important that he stamps this.
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of timbrar
    Você aí, timbre isso sozinho.
    You there, stamp this by yourself.
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of timbrar
    Você aí, não timbre isso sozinho.
    You there, don’t stamp this by yourself.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French timbre "quality of a sound", and earlier "sound of a bell", in Old French "bell without a clapper, drum", via Byzantine Greek from Ancient Greek τύμπανον (tympanon) "drum".

Noun[edit]

timbre m (plural timbres)

  1. bell
  2. doorbell
  3. stamp
  4. postmark
  5. seal
  6. timbre
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

timbre

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of timbrar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of timbrar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of timbrar.