Re: Question About Musical Term (Or Lack Thereof?)
If it is timbre, then I guess the reason that I didn't consider it is that I thought that it was too vague a term; that maybe this had its own more specific word. If it helps to confirm, I'll give another example. Say, if you pluck one string on a guitar that makes an exact pitch, perfectly tuned, then you pluck a thicker or thinner string on the same guitar, holding it down on the appropriate fret, which makes the same pitch (same octave, of course), again perfectly tuned. Still, they don't sound exactly the same.
Thanks a lot for the first five replies, guys. :D