How to pronounce "timbre"?

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  1. Reggie_F

    Reggie_F Agent

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    Not sure if I'm asking this in the right section.

    What is the correct pronounciation of the word timbre? I've always assumed it sounds like timber (ie. wood), however, a audio salesman pronounced it "tahn-ber".

    Thanks. Reggie.
     
  2. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Correct pronunciation, approximately: TAM-br

    It's a French word, with normal French pronunciation.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm

    Some say the correct pronunciation of "lingerie" is LAN-zhr-ee (LAN-jr-ee).
     
  4. PeterK

    PeterK Supporting Actor

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    or the proper french way. "Tom-bruh" but you have to roll the "r"
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    The audio guy was right, as well as the others here. It's *not* pronounced like timber (wood). It's usually tamber, or with a long a, or some variation like that as mentioned in the other responses.
     

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