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double flat

noun, Music.
a symbol () that lowers the pitch of the note following it by two semitones.
a note or tone marked or affected by such a symbol. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • (Sometimes also the single sharp or flat will be found by itself, cancelling the double-sharp or double-flat).

  • What is the meaning of the sharps on the E and B line, and of a double-flat?

    Piano Playing Josef Hofmann
  • As the single-flat lowers a note by a half-tone, so a double-flat lowers it by two half-tones or a full tone.

    Piano Playing Josef Hofmann
British Dictionary definitions for double-flat

double flat

  1. an accidental that lowers the pitch of the following note two semitones Usual symbol ♭♭
  2. a note affected by this accidental
(postpositive) denoting a note of a given letter name lowered in pitch by two semitones
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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