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enharmonic

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adjective en·har·mon·ic \ˌen-(ˌ)här-ˈmä-nik\

Definition of enharmonic

  1. :  of, relating to, or being notes that are written differently (as A flat and G sharp) but sound the same in the tempered scale

en·har·mon·i·cal·ly play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of enharmonic

French enharmonique, from Middle French, of a scale employing quarter tones, from Greek enarmonios, from en in + harmonia harmony, scale


First Known Use: 1794


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