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enharmonic

[ en-hahr-mon-ik ]
/ ˌɛn hɑrˈmɒn ɪk /
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adjective Music.
having the same pitch in the tempered scale but written in different notation, as G sharp and A flat.
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Origin of enharmonic

1590–1600; <Late Latin enharmonicus<Greek enarmónios (-icus replacing -ios), equivalent to en-en-1 + harmoní(a) harmony + -os adj. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM enharmonic

en·har·mon·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for enharmonic

enharmonic
/ (ˌɛnhɑːˈmɒnɪk) /

adjective music
denoting or relating to a small difference in pitch between two notes such as A flat and G sharp: not present in instruments of equal temperament such as the piano, but significant in the intonation of stringed and wind instruments
denoting or relating to enharmonic modulation

Derived forms of enharmonic

enharmonically, adverb

Word Origin for enharmonic

C17: from Latin enharmonicus, from Greek enarmonios, from en- ² + harmonia; see harmony
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