What are the characteristics of sound? Of them which one depends on frequency?
The main characteristics of sound are:
- Pitch: The characteristic of a musical sound by which a sharp or a shrill sound is distinguished from a dull, flat sound of the same intensity is known as its pitch.
- Loudness: Loudness is the property by which a loud sound can be distinguished from a faint one, both having the same pitch.
- Timbre: The quality of a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and loudness. Timbre is determined by the waveform of the sound wave.
Of these characteristics, pitch is the only one that depends on frequency. The higher the frequency of the sound wave, the higher the pitch of the sound.