ditonic comma


Definition of ditonic comma

: the difference in pitch between two musical tones respectively twelve perfect fifths and seven octaves from the same tone and represented by the ratio of 531,441:524,288

called also Pythagorean comma

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translation of New Latin comma ditonicum

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“Ditonic comma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditonic%20comma. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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