diaschisma

noun
di·​a·​schis·​ma | \ ˌdīəˈskizmə \
plural -s

Definition of diaschisma

1 : one of several minute intervals in ancient Greek music
2 : a small musical interval (such as that between C and D double flat in pure intonation) that together with the schisma comprises the syntonic comma

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History and Etymology for diaschisma

New Latin, from Greek diaschisma, from diaschizein to sever

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“Diaschisma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaschisma. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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