double sharp


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double sharp

n. Music
A symbol ([doublesharp]) placed before a note to indicate that it is to be raised by two semitones.

double sharp

n
(Music, other) music
a. an accidental that raises the pitch of the following note by two semitones. Usual symbol:
b. a note affected by this accidental
adj
(Music, other) (immediately postpositive) denoting a note of a given letter name raised in pitch by two semitones

dou′ble sharp′


n.
a symbol that raises by two semitones the pitch of the following note.
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Noun1.double sharp - a musical notation of two sharps in front of a note indicating that it is to be raised by two semitones
sharp - a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
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By saying that a sharp is "directional" and a double sharp "more directional," Feldman suggests how unusual spellings are to be read.
These absurdities (from today's point of view) were removed, but this sometimes caused displeasure, as did enharmonic changes of individual notes and sometimes whole passages from double flat or double sharp to simpler notated form (obviously sounding exactly the same).