- The definition of a microtone is a musical interval that equals less than half of a musical tone.
An example of a microtone is the musical tones present in most traditional Asian music.
- microtonal adjective
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- miˌcro·tonˈal adjective
- miˌcro·to·nalˈi·ty noun
- miˌcro·tonˈal·ly adverb