What are the three characteristics of sound

what are the three characteristics of sound

  1. Loudness- The sensation produced in the ear which enables us to distinguish between a loud and a faint sound is called loudness.
    Loudness is determined basically by the amplitude of the wave.
  2. Pitch- It is that characteristic of sound which helps in differentiating between a shrill and a grave sound.
    It depends on the frequency of sound wave.
  3. Quality or timbre- The characteristic of a sound which distinguishes it from another of the same pitch and loudness is called quality.
    It depends on the wave-form of the sound wave.