Definition of tritone in English:


Line breaks: tri|tone
Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪtəʊn


An interval of three whole tones (an augmented fourth), as between C and F sharp.
More example sentences
  • Open fifths, fourths and tritones, modality and whole-tone scales abound.
  • After the conclusion of the exposition in bar 182, Mozart needs only nine bars to reach the key of B minor - at the interval of a tritone.
  • It also sounds heavily dissonant due to tone clusters and many tritones.

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