false relation


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false relation

n
(Music, other) music a harmonic clash that occurs when a note in one part sounds simultaneously with or immediately before or after its chromatically altered (sharpened or flattened) equivalent appearing in another part. Also called (esp US): cross relation
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Can you guess how he will be likely to behave towards his flatterers and his supposed parents, first of all during the period when he is ignorant of the false relation, and then again when he knows?
But whenever I find my dominion over myself not sufficient for me, and undertake the direction of him also, I overstep the truth, and come into false relations to him.
You demonstrate yourself, so as to put yourself out of the reach of false relations, and you draw to you the first-born of the world,--those rare pilgrims whereof only one or two wander in nature at once, and before whom the vulgar great show as spectres and shadows merely.
A false relation is established, implying that the act of viewing is just another form of production.
The elegance of the visual aspects of the edition does not extend, regrettably, to the editor's essay on the composer, which suffers from an ungainly translation, or to the format of the editorial notes, which are an uncomfortable mixture of the telegraphic and the clumsy; that a 'fine false relation is enhanced by the temperament' is undoubtedly true, but it may be argued that the critical notes are not the place to say so.