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close harmony

[klohs] /kloʊs/
noun, Music.
1.
harmony in which the voices, excluding the bass, occur within an octave or, sometimes, within the interval of a tenth.
Origin of close harmony
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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close harmony

/kləʊs/
noun
1.
a type of singing in which all the parts except the bass lie close together and are confined to the compass of a tenth
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