quality
noun.
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
the quality of mercy is not strained
noun.
a degree or grade of excellence or worth
the quality of students has risen|an executive of low caliber
Synonym: caliber, calibre
noun.
a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
each town has a quality all its own|the radical character of our demands
noun.
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely|the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet
Synonym: timber, timbre, tone
noun.
high social status
a man of quality
adj.
of superior grade
choice wines|prime beef|prize carnations|quality paper|select peaches
Synonym: choice, prime, prize, select
adj.
of high social status
people of quality|a quality family