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double flat

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noun Music.
  1. a symbol () that lowers the pitch of the note following it by two semitones.
  2. a note or tone marked or affected by such a symbol.
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  • 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
  1. music
    1. an accidental that lowers the pitch of the following note two semitonesUsual symbol:
    2. a note affected by this accidental
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adjective double-flat
  1. (postpositive) denoting a note of a given letter name lowered in pitch by two semitones
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