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Larger by a semitone than the corresponding major or perfect interval.
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1. (Music, other) music (of an interval) increased or expanded from the state of being perfect or major by the raising of the higher note or the dropping of the lower note by one semitone: C to G is a perfect fifth, but C to G sharp is an augmented fifth. Compare diminished2
2. (Music, other) music
a. denoting a chord based upon an augmented triad: an augmented seventh chord.
b. denoting a triad consisting of the root plus a major third and an augmented fifth
c. (postpositive) (esp in jazz) denoting a chord having as its root the note specified: D augmented.
3. having been increased, esp in number: an augmented orchestra.
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|Adj.||1.||augmented - added to or made greater in amount or number or strength; "his augmented renown"; "a greatly augmented collection of books"|
increased - made greater in size or amount or degree
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