plural Quintadenas
: 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

Word History


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 21 Jun. 2024.

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