Definition of quarter-tone in English:

quarter-tone

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noun

Music
  • Half a semitone.
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    • He would insert folk tunes into his exercises or submit pieces with free rhythms, quarter-tones and multilayered textures.
    • The two instruments are tuned a quarter-tone apart, and it's incredible how soon the ear becomes accustomed to the strangeness of this tuning.
    • Mirage was written in 1910, and inhabits - quarter-tones aside - the soundworld of Wagner, with a nod towards the tone poems of Richard Strauss.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody