[ US /ˈtɪmbɝ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɪmbɐ/ ]
  1. a beam made of wood
  2. a post made of wood
  3. (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
    the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely
    the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet
  4. the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  5. land that is covered with trees and shrubs
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How To Use timber In A Sentence

  • A log cabin, and, occasionally, a stable and corn-crib, and a field of a dozen acres, the timber girdled or "deadened," and fenced, are enough for his occupancy. The Frontier in American History
  • The next morning we passed a large island, opposite to which on the north is a large and beautiful prairie, called Sauk prairie, the land being fine and well timbered on both sides the river. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean
  • A half-timbered family hotel with rooms off a creaky wooden balcony running round two sides of a courtyard.
  • By the time we had got the boat to the waist, the ship had filled with water, and was going down on her beam-ends: we shoved our boat as quickly as possible from the plank-shear ** A timber around a vessel's hull at deck line. into the water, all hands jumping in her at the same time, and launched off clear of the ship. The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told
  • Some rooms were once first-floor barns and feature original timber and stone in very modern but understated designs.
  • When he spoke, his voice fair trembled the heavy timbers that arched the hall. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
  • Its interest is that within it survive all the elements of a medieval forest: great timber trees, coppice woods, pollards, scrub, grassland and fen, deer and cattle, and a rabbit warren.
  • Posts and rafters were hand-sawn and planed using timber from a nearby forest and, to reduce the use of wood, rafters were trussed with steel wire.
  • Within a 17th-century half-timbered house, at Le Bistro de Claude, some of the most powerful people in the cognac business are partaking of seriously good cuisine. A Slow Path to Perfection
  • All the houses will have a traditional look with curved timber framed windows, decorative roof detail and over-door pediments.
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