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Name and define the characteristic which enables one to distinguish two sounds of same loudness, but of different frequencies, given by the same instrument. - Physics

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Name and define the characteristic which enables one to distinguish two sounds of same loudness, but of different frequencies, given by the same instrument.

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Solution

Sounds of different frequencies but of same loudness and timbre can be distinguished by the property called 'pitch' of sound.

The sensation of a frequency is commonly referred to as the pitch of a sound. A high pitch sound corresponds to a high-frequency sound wave and a low pitch sound corresponds to a low-frequency sound wave.
Concept: Properties of Sounds
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Selina Concise Physics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 7 Sound
Short/Long Answer questions | Q 16 | Page 136
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