from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Describing a ratio of 3:2
  • n. An organ stop that uses two ranks of different pipes

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music:
  • n. An interval having the ratio 1:1½ or 2:3—that is, a perfect fifth.
  • n. A rhythm in which three minims are made equal to a preceding two. Compare hemiolia.
  • n. In organ-building, a variety of mixture.


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