hidden fifth

noun

Definition of hidden fifth

: an unsounded musical interval of a fifth that is implied by the similar up or down motion of two voice parts and that if sounded would produce consecutive fifths

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“Hidden fifth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidden%20fifth. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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