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n. Music
An interval composed of three whole tones.

[Medieval Latin tritonus, from Greek tritonos, having three tones : tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + tonos, tone; see tone.]
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(Music, other) a musical interval consisting of three whole tones; augmented fourth
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a musical interval consisting of three whole steps.
[1600–10; < Medieval Latin tritonus < Greek trítonos having three tones]
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[ˈtraɪtəʊn] Ntritono m
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