Definition of inharmonic in English:

inharmonic

Line breaks: in|har¦mon¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɪnhɑːˈmɒnɪk
 
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adjective

chiefly Music
  • Not harmonic.
    More example sentences
    • We set the relative frequency of the six oscillators to values which result in inharmonic frequencies.
    • Output 46 provides a signal with an adjusted resonant frequency, minus the inharmonic tones.
    • Why base a music on the harmonic series and employ inharmonic instruments to realise it?

Derivatives

inharmonicity

noun
More example sentences
  • String tension has increased to the extent that strings are almost as rigid as metal bars, and sharing some of the same inharmonicity of overtones.
  • The difference is just enough that a tuning will not sound right unless inharmonicity is dealt with.
  • A large grand piano has less inharmonicity because the strings are longer relative to diameter.

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