double sharp


noun Music.

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

Nearby words

  1. double run,
  2. double salt,
  3. double saucepan,
  4. double scull,
  5. double sculls,
  6. double solitaire,
  7. double spanish burton,
  8. double spread,
  9. double stain,
  10. double standard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for double sharp

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

British Dictionary definitions for double sharp

double sharp


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


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