Definition for melodic interval (2 of 2)
- the totality of points on a line between two designated points or endpoints that may or may not be included.
- any generalization of this to higher dimensions, as a rectangle with sides parallel to the coordinate axes.
Origin of interval
British Dictionary definitions for melodic interval
- occasionally or intermittently
- with spaces between
Word Origin for interval
Word Origin and History for melodic interval
early 14c., from Old French intervalle (14c.), earlier entreval (13c.), from Late Latin intervallum "space, interval, distance," originally "space between palisades or ramparts," from inter "between" (see inter-) + vallum "rampart" (see wall). Metaphoric sense of "gap in time" was present in Latin.