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tritone Syllabification: tri·tone
Pronunciation: /ˈtrītōn/

Definition of tritone in English:


An interval of three whole tones (an augmented fourth), as between C and F sharp.
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.

Words that rhyme with tritone

drystone • milestone
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