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close harmony

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

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for close harmony

close harmony
/ (kləʊs) /

noun
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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