Dispersed harmony

(Mus.) harmony in which the tones composing the chord are widely separated, as by an octave or more.

See also: Dispersed

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Also included as a companion to his "Sonnets to the Four Seasons" is a fascinating essay which explains his modern poetics theory deconstructing his sonnets' "'alliterative syncopated rhyming' which allows poetry a dispersed harmony and a controlled rhythmic diversity." The sonnets themselves are intriguing but they like each section of the book are preceded by quotes from other writers further dividing the reader's attention from Gilliam's poetic accomplishments.