false relation

noun

music a harmonic clash that occurs when a note in one part sounds simultaneously with or immediately before or after its chromatically altered (sharpened or flattened) equivalent appearing in another partAlso called (esp US): cross relation

Nearby words

  1. false position,
  2. false positive,
  3. false pregnancy,
  4. false pretences,
  5. false pretenses,
  6. false rib,
  7. false ribs,
  8. false scorpion,
  9. false solomon's-seal,
  10. false start

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