micontra fa

noun

mi·​con·​tra fa
ˌmēˌkän‧trəˈfä,
-kōn‧-,
-kȯn‧-
: tritone
used in early contrapuntal music as an expression of caution to the musician against the use of dangerous intervals

Word History

Etymology

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 19 Jul. 2024.

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