enharmonic


en·har·mon·ic

adjective \ˌen-(ˌ)här-ˈmä-nik\

Definition of ENHARMONIC

:  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 \-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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