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tritone

[ trahy-tohn ]
/ ˈtraɪˌtoʊn /
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noun Music.
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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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.

  • 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

tritone
/ (ˈtraɪˌtəʊn) /

noun
a musical interval consisting of three whole tones; augmented fourth
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