Definition of inharmonic in English:

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inharmonic

Pronunciation: /ɪnhɑːˈmɒnɪk/

adjective

chiefly Music
Not harmonic.
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
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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