just intonation

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just intonation

n. Music
A tuning system having intervals that are acoustically pure.

[just, harmonically pure.]

just intonation

n
(Music, other) a form of tuning employing the pitch intervals of the untempered natural scale, sometimes employed in the playing of the violin, cello, etc
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The formidable task of recording these pieces was undertaken by the soprano Irena Troupova, known for her versatility, pure intonation and bright, colourful voice.
Playing the 1727 "Barrere" Stradivarius, Jansen has a singing tone and pure intonation that remind us how closely 18th-century instrumental practice depends on bel canto vocal technique.
He practiced, perhaps invented, a form of language analogous to polyphonic music sung in pure intonation, in which linear arrangements of words form vertical consonances whose overtones, as well as fundamental meanings, are in tune" (136); "What music, specifically, may have taken Herbert to heavens door?