Definition of double sharp in English:

double sharp

Syllabification: dou·ble sharp


1A sign placed before a musical note to indicate that it is to be raised two semitones.
More example sentences
  • Successful performance of this work requires a moderate to advanced sense of lyrical line, fluid mastery of third octave fingerings and a working knowledge of accidentals, including double sharps (x).
  • To be complete about accidentals, let us mention the double-sharp and the double flat.
1.1A musical note marked by a double sharp or raised two semitones.
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  • There is a double sharp in the first flute part at measure 19; intermediate flutists may not have encountered this before.

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