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noun Music.
  1. an interval consisting of three whole tones; an augmented fourth.
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Origin of tritone

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

  • Even the Fountain of the Tritone hung all over with long spears and pendicles of ice.

    William Sharp (Fiona Macleod)

    Elizabeth A. Sharp

British Dictionary definitions for tritone


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