[ trahy-tohn ]

  1. an interval consisting of three whole tones; an augmented fourth.

Origin of tritone

1600–10; <Medieval Latin tritonus<Greek trítonos having three tones. See tri-, tone

Words Nearby tritone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use tritone in a sentence

  • I went by tram—M. Virgo and the children escorted me to the bottom of the Via tritone, and started me.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life | Mary Alsop King Waddington
  • Even the Fountain of the tritone hung all over with long spears and pendicles of ice.

    William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) | Elizabeth A. Sharp
  • He gave the cabman her address and went away on foot down the crowded tritone towards the city.

    A Lady of Rome | F. Marion Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for tritone


/ (ˈtraɪˌtəʊn) /

  1. a musical interval consisting of three whole tones; augmented fourth

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