Quintadena

noun Quin·ta·de·na \ˌkwintəˈdēnə\

Definition of Quintadena

plural

Quintadenas

  1. :  an organ flue stop of 4′ pitch, 8′ pitch, or 16′ foot pitch with stopped pipes with flute tone in which the twelfth is prominent —called also Quintato, Quintaton

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Origin and Etymology of quintadena

New Latin quintadena, probably from Latin quintus fifth + New Latin -dena twelfth (from Latin duodeni twelve each); from its sounding of the twelfth, or fifth of the second octave — more at duodenary


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