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Webster 1913 Edition


Ditone

Di′toneˊ

,
Noun.
[Gr. [GREEK] of two tones;
δι-
=
δίσ-
twice + [GREEK] tone.]
(Mus.)
The Greek major third, which comprehend two major tones (the modern major third contains one major and one minor whole tone).

Webster 1828 Edition


Ditone

DITONE

,
Noun.
[Gr., tone.] In music, an interval comprehending two tones. The proportion of the sounds that form the ditone is 4:5, and that of the semiditone, 5:6.

Definition 2022


ditone

ditone

English

Noun

ditone (plural ditones)

  1. (obsolete, music) An interval of two tones

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  • The closest modern interval is the major third - a major tone plus a minor tone.

Italian

Noun

ditone m (plural ditoni)

  1. big finger
  2. (familiar) big toe, hallux

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