Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

double sharp

noun, Music.
a symbol (× or ) that raises by two semitones the pitch of the following note.
a note or tone marked or affected by such a symbol. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for double sharp
Historical Examples
  • The double sharp was felt by him to be unsatisfactory, and was sacrificed.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland
  • Then there was the double sharp report of firearms, and nothing more.

    The Old Man in the Corner Baroness Orczy
  • A similar instance occurred in the fifth measure, where the Composer called insistently for a double sharp (×).

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for double sharp

double sharp

  1. an accidental that raises the pitch of the following note by two semitones Usual symbol double_sharp
  2. a note affected by this accidental
(immediately postpositive) denoting a note of a given letter name raised in pitch by two semitones
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for double sharp

Word Value for double

Scrabble Words With Friends