Music an interval of three whole tones
Origin of tritoneMedieval Latin tritonum ; from Classical Greek tritonon: see tri- and amp; tone
An interval composed of three whole tones.
Origin of tritoneMedieval Latin tritonus, from Greek tritonos, having three tones : tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + tonos, tone; see tone.
- (music) An interval of three whole tones.
- The tritone has a pitch ratio close to 17:12.
tri- +"Ž tone