Violins made by the Stradivari family in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are worth millions of US dollars. Why are they so special?
In this week's 6 Minute English, Alice and Neil talk about quality of sound and some of the language used to describe it.
This week's question:
Alice asks Neil which language the word timbre comes from. Is it:
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.
Multi-million dollar violin
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quality of a sound
rich and sweet
- top of the range
best on offer
- the billion dollar question
the question everyone wants to know the answer to