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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.


(Music, other) any musical interval smaller than a semitone
ˌmicroˈtonal adj
ˌmicrotoˈnality n
ˌmicroˈtonally adv


(ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊn)

a musical interval smaller than a semitone.
mi`cro•ton′al, adj.
mi`cro•ton′al•ly, adv.
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They were clean in xylene, impregnated and embedded in paraffin wax and sections were cut at 5um on a rotatory microtone.
Finally, to compare numerical and experimental results, the specimen is prepared by carefully cutting the as-spun fiber using a microtone.
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Wood Transverse Sections (TS), Radial Longitudinal Sections (RLS) and Tangential Longitudinal Sections (TLS) of about 10-15 micrometers thick were prepared with the aid of a freezing stage microtone from the fixed wood blocks.
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When I left the house for work, I was mortified to discover that the packaging for my Microtone was lying outside my neighbours.