Quin·​ta·​de·​na | \ ˌkwintəˈdēnə \
plural Quintadenas

Definition of Quintadena

: 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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History and Etymology for 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

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“Quintadena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quintadena. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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