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tritone

[trahy-tohn]
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noun Music.
  1. an interval consisting of three whole tones; an augmented fourth.

Origin of tritone

1600–10; < Medieval Latin tritonus < Greek trítonos having three tones. See tri-, tone
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Historical Examples

  • Even the Fountain of the Tritone hung all over with long spears and pendicles of ice.

    William Sharp (Fiona Macleod)

    Elizabeth A. Sharp


British Dictionary definitions for tritone

tritone

noun
  1. a musical interval consisting of three whole tones; augmented fourth
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