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enharmonic definition

Overview

This page has two definitions of enharmonic in English. Enharmonic is an adjective. Examples of how to use enharmonic in a sentence are shown. Also define these 4 related words and terms: music, note, key, and tetrachord.

English

Etymology

From Latin enharmonicus, from Late Latin enarmonius, from Ancient Greek ἐναρμόνιος (enarmónios), from ἐν (en)+ἁρμονία (harmonía)

Adjective

enharmonic (not comparable)

  1. (music) Describing two or more identical or almost identical notes that are written differently when in different keys. (Whether they are identical depends on the tuning method used.)
    C sharp is enharmonic to D flat.
    • Note definition
      A symbol or annotation.
      1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
      2. A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.
      3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.
      (1 of 23 note definitions)
  2. (music) Of or pertaining to a tetrachord.

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