just intonation


noun Music.

a system of tuning based on the pure perfect fifth and major third.

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Origin of just intonation

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for just intonation

just intonation

noun

a form of tuning employing the pitch intervals of the untempered natural scale, sometimes employed in the playing of the violin, cello, etc
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