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double sharp

noun, Music.
1.
a symbol (× or ) that raises by two semitones the pitch of the following note.
2.
a note or tone marked or affected by such a symbol.
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British Dictionary definitions for double sharp

double sharp

noun
1.
(music)
  1. an accidental that raises the pitch of the following note by two semitones Usual symbol double_sharp
  2. a note affected by this accidental
adjective
2.
(immediately postpositive) denoting a note of a given letter name raised in pitch by two semitones
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