di·​tone | \ ˈdīˌtōn \

Definition of ditone

: the Greek musical interval of a major third comprehending two major steps, corresponding to the ratio 81:64, and being slightly larger than the modern major third

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Other Words from ditone

ditonic \ (ˈ)dī¦tänik \ adjective

History and Etymology for ditone

Greek ditonon, from neuter of ditonos having two tones, from di- + tonos tone

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“Ditone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditone. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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