Definition of fundamental note in English:

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fundamental note

noun

Music
The lowest note of a chord in its original (uninverted) form.
Example sentences
  • A vibrating string, for example, can oscillate as a whole to produce the fundamental note which establishes the pitch of the note we hear.
  • The second movement begins with the horn singing all by itself, anchored in a fundamental note and flowering from there.
  • The harmonics are secondary notes produced when an instrument is played, with frequencies that are multiples of the fundamental note frequency.

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Syllabification: fun·da·men·tal note

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