auxiliary tone


noun Music.

a melodic ornamental tone following a principal tone by a step above or below and returning to the principal tone; embellishment.

Nearby words

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Also called auxiliary note.

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British Dictionary definitions for auxiliary note

auxiliary note

noun

music a nonharmonic note occurring between two harmonic notes
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