false relation

noun

Definition of false relation

: the discrepancy in traditional harmony caused by using in different musical voice parts either simultaneously or in successive chords any given tone and one of its chromatic derivatives

called also cross relation

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“False relation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20relation. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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