- the preparing of a dissonance, by introducing the dissonant tone as a consonant tone in the preceding chord.
- the tone so introduced.
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Origin of preparation
OTHER WORDS FROM preparationnon·prep·a·ra·tion, nounpre·prep·a·ra·tion, nounself-prep·a·ra·tion, nounsu·per·prep·a·ra·tion, noun
Example sentences from the Web for preparation
He has picked pre-primary brawls with Christie, Perry, and Marco Rubio.
At that time, pre -9/11, the links were more subtle and had to be hunted down.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While in pre-trial detention, Krivov undertook two hunger strikes.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At his year-end, pre-Hawaii press conference, we caught a rare glimpse of peak Obama.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the military commission proceedings are bogged down in a pre-trial phase, as it has been for the past three years.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All my musical studies till now have been a mere going to school, a preparation for him.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The Spaniards, indeed, feigned to regard them only as a remnant of the rebels who had joined the pre-existing brigand bands.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Doubtless the commentator habit is fixed in the nature of man; but it was pre-eminently mediaeval.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Let your orders for preparation go round tonight, so that your knaves may be ready to set out betimes to-morrow.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Analysis and practice in preparation are the steps over which we must climb to the platform of power.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
British Dictionary definitions for preparation
- the period reserved for thisUsually shortened to: prep
- the anticipation of a dissonance so that the note producing it in one chord is first heard in the preceding chord as a consonance
- a note so employed