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microtone

play
noun mi·cro·tone \ˈmī-krə-ˌtōn\

Definition of microtone

  1. :  a musical interval smaller than a halftone

microtonal play \ˌmī-krə-ˈtō-nəl\ adjective
microtonality play \-tō-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
microtonally play \-ˈtō-nəl-ē\ adverb


1920

First Known Use of microtone

1920


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