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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The interval of a fourth in ancient Greek music.

Usage examples (6)
  • For just as those trained in the canons of the lyre declare the sesquialter proportion produces the symphony diapente, the double proportion the diapason, the sesquiterte the...
  • Nicholas in so unexpected a manner was the grand topic of the evening; and the four musical gentlemen, hearing the story in turn from each of the others, were now engaged in a...
  • By reading the gospels as a diatessaron, what the individual writers attempted to communicate is confused and lost.
  • It was then tried with speaking: the result was the same: a powerful and perpetual hum, not resonant peculiarly to the diatessaron, the diapente, or the diapason, but... for more
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