Definition of enharmonic in English:
- Some 16th-century composers evidently favoured the enharmonic advantages of the system.
- You can see that his fondness for modulation by thirds and enharmonic shifts comes from French composers.
- Go around the first half of the circle until all seven letters of the alphabet have been used with sharps, or use the enharmonic relationship between F-sharp and G-flat major to make the transition into flat keys.
- enharmonically adverb
- Example sentences
- The repetition of the original words at the close of the first stanza returns to the original music, but modulates to E minor, the D s of which shift enharmonically to E (flat).
- Just as the pitches are enharmonically related, intervals that contain the same number of half-steps are referred to as enharmonically equivalent intervals.
- For example, the key of B, with five sharps, is enharmonically equivalent to the key of Có, with 7 flats.
Early 17th century (designating ancient Greek music based on a tetrachord divided into two quarter-tones and a major third): via late Latin from Greek enarmonikos, from en- 'in' + harmonia 'harmony'.
- US English dictionary
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