Just Intonation Definition

A tuning system having intervals that are acoustically pure.
American Heritage
(music) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true pitch.

(music) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or their exact mathematical ratio, or without temperament; a process in which the number of notes and intervals required in the various keys is much greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems of temperament.


Origin of Just Intonation

  • just harmonically pure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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