Definition of double sharp in English:

double sharp


  • 1A sign placed before a musical note to indicate that it is to be raised two semitones.

    • ‘Successful performance of this work requires a moderate to advanced sense of lyrical line, fluid mastery of third octave fingerings and a working knowledge of accidentals, including double sharps (x).’
    • ‘To be complete about accidentals, let us mention the double-sharp and the double flat.’
    1. 1.1A musical note marked a double sharp or raised two semitones.
      • ‘There is a double sharp in the first flute part at measure 19; intermediate flutists may not have encountered this before.’