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double flat Syllabification: dou·ble flat
Pronunciation: /ˈdəbəl flat/

Definition of double flat in English:


1A sign placed before a musical note to indicate that it is to be lowered two semitones.
Example sentences
  • The sharp raises the note before which it is placed by one semitone; the flat lowers it by one semitone; the double sharp and double flat respectively raise and lower it by a whole tone; the natural cancels any other accidental.
1.1A musical note marked by a double flat or lowered two semitones.
Example sentences
  • Gurney knows it well - witness the opening line of ‘Sleep’ (D flat-F; D flat-B double flat).
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