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microtone

[mahy-kruh-tohn] /ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊn/
noun
1.
any musical interval smaller than a semitone, specifically, a quarter tone.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; micro- + tone
Related forms
microtonal, adjective
microtonality, noun
microtonally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for microtone

microtone

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtəʊn/
noun
1.
any musical interval smaller than a semitone
Derived Forms
microtonal, adjective
microtonality, noun
microtonally, adverb
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