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double sharp

noun, Music.
1.
a symbol (× or ) that raises by two semitones the pitch of the following note.
2.
a note or tone marked or affected by such a symbol.
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Examples from the Web for double sharp
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  • 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

noun
1.
(music)
  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
adjective
2.
(immediately postpositive) denoting a note of a given letter name raised in pitch by two semitones
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