enharmonic
adjective Etymology: French enharmonique, from Middle French, of a scale employing quarter tones, from Greek enarmonios, from en in + harmonia harmony, scale Date: 1794 of, relating to, or being notes that are written differently (as A flat and G sharp) but sound the same in the tempered scale • enharmonically adverb

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  • Enharmonic — En har*mon ic ([e^]n h[.a]r*m[o^]n [i^]k), Enharmonical En har*mon ic*al ([e^]n h[.a]r*m[o^]n [i^]*kal), a. [Gr. enarmoniko s, enarmo nios fitting, accordant; en in + armoni a harmony: cf. F. enharmonique.] 1. (Anc. Mus.) Of or pertaining to that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enharmonic — [en΄här män′ik] adj. [L enharmonicus < Gr enarmonikos: see EN 1 & HARMONY] in equal temperament, designating or of tones, as C♯ and D♭, that are identical in pitch but are written differently according to the key in which each occurs:… …   English World dictionary

  • enharmonic — англ. [инхамо/ник] enharmonique фр. [анармони/к] enharmonisch нем. [энхармо/ниш] энгармонический …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • enharmonic — c.1600, from L.L. enharmonicus, from Gk. enharmonikos, from en (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + harmonikos (see HARMONIC (Cf. harmonic)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Enharmonic — In modern music and notation, an enharmonic equivalent is a note (enharmonic tone), interval (enharmonic interval), or key signature which is equivalent to some other note, interval, or key signature, but spelled , or named, differently. Thus,… …   Wikipedia

  • enharmonic — enharmonically, adv. /en hahr mon ik/, adj. Music. having the same pitch in the tempered scale but written in different notation, as G sharp and A flat. [1590 1600; < LL enharmonicus < Gk enarmónios ( icus r. ios), equiv. to en EN 1 + harmoní(a)… …   Universalium

  • enharmonic — adjective a) Describing two or more identical notes that are written differently when in different keys b) Of or pertaining to a tetrachord …   Wiktionary

  • enharmònic — en|har|mò|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • enharmonic — adj. relating to tones that are identical in pitch but are written differently according to the key in which they occur (Music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enharmonic — [ˌɛnhα: mɒnɪk] adjective Music relating to notes which are the same in pitch (in modern tuning) though bearing different names (e.g. F sharp and G flat). ↘of or having intervals smaller than a semitone (e.g. between notes such as F sharp and G… …   English new terms dictionary

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