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en·har·mon·ic

 (ĕn′här-mŏn′ĭk)
adj. Music
Of, relating to, or involving tones that are identical in pitch but are written differently according to the key in which they occur, as C sharp and D flat, for example.

[Late Latin enharmonicus, from Greek enarmonios : en-, in; see en-2 + harmoniā, harmony; see harmony.]

en′har·mon′i·cal·ly adv.

enharmonic

(ˌɛnhɑːˈmɒnɪk)
adj
1. (Music, other) denoting or relating to a small difference in pitch between two notes such as A flat and G sharp: not present in instruments of equal temperament such as the piano, but significant in the intonation of stringed and wind instruments
2. (Music, other) denoting or relating to enharmonic modulation
[C17: from Latin enharmonicus, from Greek enarmonios, from en-2 + harmonia; see harmony]
ˌenharˈmonically adv

en•har•mon•ic

(ˌɛn hɑrˈmɒn ɪk)

adj.
having the same pitch in the tempered scale but written in different notation, as G sharp and A flat.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin enharmonicus < Greek enarmónios (-icus replacing -ios) =en- en-1 + harmónios harmonious]
en`har•mon′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Malcolm Gillies finds the same perspicuity in Bartok's music after about 1931; in choosing the appropriate enharmonic equivalent for each note, the composer is able to indicate key or mode.
Talk about enharmonic equivalents by playing a note and giving it both names (C# can also be called D[flat] Spend some time with explicit ear training on the tricky intervals, such as augmented fourths and diminished fifths.
And even if it's still not so easy to restage Satie's monumental Vexations (though a 1983 Alan Marks recording manages a restrained 40 repetitions at 70 minutes), one can still catch a sense of his enharmonic equivalents while listening to those final two words silently repeating themselves on your lips--"immobilites serieuses," modern music's Faustian bedtime story.