Music an interval of three whole tones
Origin of tritoneMedieval Latin tritonum from Classical Greek tritonon: see tri- and 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