micontra fa

noun
mi·​con·​tra fa | \ ˌmēˌkän‧trəˈfä, -kōn‧-, -kȯn‧- \

Definition of micontra fa

: tritone used in early contrapuntal music as an expression of caution to the musician against the use of dangerous intervals

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History and Etymology for micontra fa

Medieval Latin, literally, mi against fa

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“Micontra fa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micontra%20fa. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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