Tritone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tritone (Mus) A superfluous or augmented fourth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tritone In music, an interval composed of three whole steps or “tones”—that is, an augmented fourth, as between the fourth and seventh tones of a scale. The older harmonists regarded this interval, even when only suggested, as peculiarly objectionable, whence the proverb “mi contra fa diabolus est.” See mi.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tritone trī′tōn an interval in music composed of three whole steps or tones.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. tri`tonos of three tones; tri- tri- + to`nos a tone

Usage

In literature:

It was the wild glance of a Triton.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
A lady passed through the gates, went down the street towards the piazza, got into a cab, and drove away through the Via del Tritone.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
If it was the booming sound of a triton shell blown in the distance, a raid must be made in that direction to rob and murder.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
Often in lethal strife of war Mavors, or swift Triton's queen, or the Rhamnusian virgin, in person did exhort armed bodies of men.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Ye loud-tongued Tritons, wind and wave.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
Some, of course, were minnows, but others were Tritons.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
Dr. Johnson sat high on the stern like a magnificent triton.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Fortunately, before he could administer his remedies the Tritons carried them off to plunge them in the bath.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
It was the wild glance of a Triton.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
The same blue waters where the dolphins swim Suggest the tritons.
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume IV" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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In poetry:

And sometimes, while the old nurse cons
Her book, they steal across the square,
And launch their paper navies where
Huge Triton writhes in greenish bronze.
"Le Jardin Des Tuileries" by Oscar Wilde
The main, the main Is Britain's reign;
Her strength, her glory, is her fleet:
'The main, the main!' Be Britain's strain;
As Tritons strong, as Syrens sweet.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
The faerie people from our woods are gone,
No Dryads have I found in all our trees,
No Triton blows his horn about our seas
And Arthur sleeps far hence in Avalon.
"Victory" by C S Lewis
What Triton strains in other days
Were heard, when, on a sea of flame,
Thy battlefleet swung through the haze,
And homeward in her glory came,
Bearing the beauty of the East
To make Thy happy saint a feast.
"Venice" by Herbert Ashley Asquith
This new Katterfelto, his show to complete,
Means his boats should all sink as they pass by our fleet;
Then, as under the ocean their course they steer right on,
They can pepper their foes from the bed of old Triton.
Derry down.
"The Wonderful Juggler" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

Unfortunately for Triton, errors which have plagued the Trojans this season occurred with disappointing frequency Friday night.
FULTON — Triton football coach Rodney Younis wanted a quick start from his young team.
Newburyport's Tyler Cusack makes a move during the Clipper's game against Triton Saturday at Newburyport.
Jim Vaiknoras/ Staff photo Newburyport's Tyler Cusack makes a move during the Clipper's game against Triton Saturday at Newburyport.
War Room presented by Triton.
Scientists say Neptune's surprising moon Triton appears to be the coldest place in the solar system .
Scientists say Neptune's surprising moon Triton appears to be the coldest place in the solar system.
Triton's Carpenter tapped for Top 60.
The 6-foot-1 Triton standout will play in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Workout on Sunday along with 7-1 Culver Military Academy center Chier Ajou.
Internet Development by Triton Digital Media.
Triton's Art Club Traveled Europe this Summer.
Boys Water Polo The Tritons (15-9, 3-2) lost twice this week.
Triton is a companion pup for my 11 y/o rottie.
The US Navy's MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aerial vehicle made its first official appearance June 14 at Northrop Grumman's facility in Palmdale, Calif, reports Aviation Week.
Now, after the death of al-Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden and movies about the successful raid by Navy SEALs, Triton 's business is booming.
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In science:

Recently it has been shown that local NN potentials lead to a triton binding energy of 7.62 ± 0.01 MeV , i. e., they underbind the triton by 0.86 MeV.
Off-Shell NN Potential and Triton Binding Energy
This explains why the Paris potential predicts less triton binding energy than the Bonn potential.
Off-Shell NN Potential and Triton Binding Energy
Judging by their values of A,Mars and Triton appear to be chemically similar.
Basic notions of dense matter physics: applications to astronomy
In two exploratory studies we have employed this framework to calculate properties of the lightest nuclei: the deuteron, triton and Helium-4.
Lattice QCD, Chiral Perturbation Theory and Hadron Phenomenology
In the triton was investigated in the SU(4) limit of the pionless theory including the threenucleon force.
Lattice QCD, Chiral Perturbation Theory and Hadron Phenomenology
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