Definition of Quarter tone

1. Noun. Half of a semitone.

Exact synonyms: Quarter-tone
Generic synonyms: Interval, Musical Interval



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quarter Tone

quarter of
quarter of an hour
quarter past
quarter plate
quarter rest
quarter rests
quarter round
quarter saw
quarter sawed
quarter sawing
quarter saws
quarter section
quarter sessions
quarter stock
quarter to
quarter tone (current term)
quarter waiter
quarter waiters
quarterage
quarterages
quarterback
quarterbacked
quarterbacking
quarterbacks
quarterboy
quarterboys
quarterdeck
quarterdecks
quartered
quarterer

Literary usage of Quarter tone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Critical and Historical Essays: Lectures Delivered at Columbia University by Edward MacDowell (1912)
"... tetrachord run quarter-tone, quarter-tone, two tones. Besides this, even in the diatonic, the Greeks used what they called soft intervals; for example, ..."

2. Critical and Historical Essays: Lectures Delivered at Columbia University by Edward MacDowell (1912)
"... tetrachord run quarter-tone, quarter-tone, two tones. Besides this, even in the diatonic, the Greeks used what they called soft intervals; for example, ..."

3. Aristoxenou Harmonika stoicheia =: The harmonics of Aristoxenus by Aristoxenus, Αριστόξενος, Henry Stewart Macran (1902)
"Much wonder and admiration has been wasted on the Enharmonic scale by persons who have missed the true reason for the disappearance of the quarter-tone from ..."

4. Progressive Music Lessons: A Course of Instruction Prepared for the Use of by George Brace Loomis (1875)
"A fourth, or quarter tone. What may we call its representative instead of short note? ... Observe that the terras, quarter tone, half tone, <fec.. are only ..."

5. American Primitive Music: With Especial Attention to the Songs of the Ojibways by Frederick Russell Burton (1909)
"The quarter-tone is a loose expression for a division of the octave into more and, therefore, smaller intervals than are recognized in the ..."

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