Subsemitone
Subsemitone Sub*sem"i*tone, n. (Mus.) The sensible or leading note, or sharp seventh, of any key; subtonic. [1913 Webster]

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  • subsemitone — Subtonic Sub*ton ic, n. 1. (Phonetics) A subtonic sound or element; a vocal consonant, as b, d, g, n, etc.; a subvocal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) The seventh tone of the scale, or that immediately below the tonic; called also {subsemitone}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subsemitone — sub·semitone …   English syllables

  • subsemitone — |səb+ noun Etymology: sub + semitone : the leading note of a key in medieval music : subtonic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Subtonic — Sub*ton ic, n. 1. (Phonetics) A subtonic sound or element; a vocal consonant, as b, d, g, n, etc.; a subvocal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) The seventh tone of the scale, or that immediately below the tonic; called also {subsemitone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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