syntonic comma

noun

Definition of syntonic comma

: the difference in pitch between two tones respectively four perfect fifths and two octaves plus a major third from a given tone represented by the ratio of 81:80

called also comma syntonum

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“Syntonic comma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syntonic%20comma. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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