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tritone

[ trahy-tohn ]
/ ˈtraɪˌtoʊn /
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noun Music.

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

Nearby words

triticum, tritium, tritoma, triton, triton tumor, tritone, tritonia, tritonic, tritonis, triturable, triturate

Origin of tritone

1600–10; < Medieval Latin tritonus < Greek trítonos having three tones. See tri-, tone
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Examples from the Web for tritone

  • 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

tritone

/ (ˈtraɪˌtəʊn) /

noun

a musical interval consisting of three whole tones; augmented fourth
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