disjunct tetrachord


Definition of disjunct tetrachord

: either of two successive tetrachords (see tetrachord sense 3)in medieval music theory that are separated by a whole tone

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First Known Use of disjunct tetrachord

1721, in the meaning defined above

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“Disjunct tetrachord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disjunct%20tetrachord. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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