- 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.
microtone definition by Webster's New World
Music an interval smaller than a semitone
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- microtonal adjective
microtone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An interval smaller than a semitone.
- miˌcro·tonˈal adjective
- miˌcro·to·nalˈi·ty noun
- miˌcro·tonˈal·ly adverb