Minor third
Third Third, n. 1. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster]

2. The sixtieth part of a second of time. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) The third tone of the scale; the mediant. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. (Law) The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life. [1913 Webster]

{Major third} (Mus.), an interval of two tones.

{Minor third} (Mus.), an interval of a tone and a half. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • minor third — /maɪnə ˈθɜd/ (say muynuh therd) noun the interval of a third in a triad, being flattened to be three semitones above the tonic …   Australian English dictionary

  • minor third — noun A musical interval that spans two degrees of diatonic scale …   Wiktionary

  • Septimal minor third — Infobox Interval| main interval name = Septimal Minor Third inverse = Septimal major sixth complement = Septimal major sixth other names = | abbreviation = m3 semitones = 3 | interval class = 3 | just interval = 7:6 cents equal temperament = 300| …   Wikipedia

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  • minor — mi nor (m[imac] n[ e]r), a. [L., a comparative with no positive; akin to AS. min small, G. minder less, OHG. minniro, a., min, adv., Icel. minni, a., minnr, adv., Goth. minniza, a., mins, adv., Ir. & Gael. min small, tender, L. minuere to lessen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minor mode — minor mi nor (m[imac] n[ e]r), a. [L., a comparative with no positive; akin to AS. min small, G. minder less, OHG. minniro, a., min, adv., Icel. minni, a., minnr, adv., Goth. minniza, a., mins, adv., Ir. & Gael. min small, tender, L. minuere to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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