double flat

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noun Music.

a symbol () that lowers the pitch of the note following it by two semitones.
a note or tone marked or affected by such a symbol.

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Historical Examples of double flat

  • What is the meaning of the sharps on the E and B line, and of a double-flat?

    Piano Playing

    Josef Hofmann

  • (Sometimes also the single sharp or flat will be found by itself, cancelling the double-sharp or double-flat).

  • As the single-flat lowers a note by a half-tone, so a double-flat lowers it by two half-tones or a full tone.

    Piano Playing

    Josef Hofmann


British Dictionary definitions for double flat

double flat

noun

music
  1. an accidental that lowers the pitch of the following note two semitonesUsual symbol:
  2. a note affected by this accidental

adjective double-flat

(postpositive) denoting a note of a given letter name lowered in pitch by two semitones
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