Definition of sesquialtera in English:


Syllabification: ses·qui·al·tera
Pronunciation: /ˌseskwiˈaltərə


[attributive] Music
  • 1Relating to or denoting a ratio of 3:2, as in an interval of a fifth.
  • 1.1Denoting an organ stop typically consisting of two ranks of narrow-scaled open flue pipes.


late Middle English: from Latin, feminine of sesquialter, from sesqui (see sesqui-) + alter 'second'.

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