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mi·cro·tone

 (mī′krə-tōn′)
n. Music
An interval smaller than a semitone.

mi′cro·ton′al (-tō′nəl) adj.
mi′cro·to·nal′i·ty (-tō-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
mi′cro·ton′al·ly adv.
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microtone

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtəʊn)
n
(Music, other) any musical interval smaller than a semitone
ˌmicroˈtonal adj
ˌmicrotoˈnality n
ˌmicroˈtonally adv
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mi•cro•tone

(ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊn)

n.
a musical interval smaller than a semitone.
[1915–20]
mi`cro•ton′al, adj.
mi`cro•ton′al•ly, adv.
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"We rigorously explored the microtones she worked with and tried to square them with a piano," he said in a phone interview.
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