quarter tone

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quarter tone

n
(Music, other) music a quarter of a whole tone; a pitch interval corresponding to 50 cents measured on the well-tempered scale
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quar′ter tone`



n.
a musical interval equal to half a semitone.
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Noun1.quarter tone - half of a semitone
musical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
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The two types of music are structurally different since Arabic music uses three-quarter tones which European music doesn't have, but El Sherei's careful adaptations ensured that the music worked together.
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