Definition of quarter-tone in English:

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quarter-tone

noun

Music
Half a semitone.
Example sentences
  • He would insert folk tunes into his exercises or submit pieces with free rhythms, quarter-tones and multilayered textures.
  • The two instruments are tuned a quarter-tone apart, and it's incredible how soon the ear becomes accustomed to the strangeness of this tuning.
  • Mirage was written in 1910, and inhabits - quarter-tones aside - the soundworld of Wagner, with a nod towards the tone poems of Richard Strauss.

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