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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ancient and medieval music, such consonance as that of the unison, the octave, or the double octave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) An equal sounding; the consonance of the unison and its octaves.

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  • noun music An equal sounding; the consonance of the unison and its octaves.

Etymologies

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equi- + Latin sonans, present participle of sonare to sound: compare French Ă©quisonnance. See sonant.

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