Definition of compound interval in English:

compound interval

Syllabification: com·pound in·ter·val

noun

Music
  • An interval greater than an octave.
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    • See how the common intervals are in the bass clef and the compound intervals are in the treble clef.
    • Perfect fifth added to perfect fifth makes major ninth which is a compound interval of major second.
    • The names of the compound intervals are those of the simple intervals plus the number seven.

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