Ditone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ditone (Mus) The Greek major third, which comprehend two major tones (the modern major third contains one major and one minor whole tone).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ditone In Greek music, the interval formed by adding together two major tones; a Pythagorean major third, having the ratio 81:64, which is a comma greater than a true major third. The use of this tuning of the major third until about the twelfth century prevented its recognition till that time as a consonance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ditone dī′tōn an interval containing two tones, a major third.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. of two tones; di- = di`s- twice + tone

Usage

In literature:

Diton, Carl, 132, 152.
"The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States" by Benjamin Brawley
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