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sesquialtera

/ (ˌsɛskwɪˈæltərə) /

noun music

a mixture stop on an organ
another term for hemiola

Nearby words

sesamoid, sesh, sesostris i, sesotho, sesqui-, sesquialtera, sesquicarbonate, sesquicentennial, sesquihydrate, sesquioxide, sesquipedalian

Word Origin for sesquialtera

C16: from Latin sesqui- half + alter second, other
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