microtone
noun Date: 1920 a musical interval smaller than a halftone • microtonal adjectivemicrotonality nounmicrotonally adverb

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  • microtone — [mī′krō tōn΄] n. Music an interval smaller than a semitone microtonal adj …   English World dictionary

  • microtone — microtonal, adj. microtonality, n. microtonally, adv. /muy kreuh tohn /, n. any musical interval smaller than a semitone, specifically, a quarter tone. [1915 20; MICRO + TONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • microtone — noun Any interval smaller than a semitone See Also: microtonal, microtonality …   Wiktionary

  • microtone — noun Music an interval smaller than a semitone. Derivatives microtonal adjective microtonality noun microtonally adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • microtone — mi·cro·tone …   English syllables

  • microtone — mi•cro•tone [[t]ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊn[/t]] n. mad a musical interval smaller than a semitone • Etymology: 1915–20 mi cro•ton′al, adj. mi cro•ton′al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • microtone — /ˈmaɪkrətoʊn/ (say muykruhtohn) noun Music an interval less than a semitone …   Australian English dictionary

  • microtone — n. Mus. an interval smaller than a semitone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Microtonal music — Composer Charles Ives chose the chord above as good possibility for a fundamental chord in the quarter tone scale, akin not to the tonic but to the major chord of traditional tonality.(Boatright 1971, 8 9)   …   Wikipedia

  • Interval (music) — For the album by See You Next Tuesday, see Intervals (album). Melodic and harmonic intervals.   …   Wikipedia

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