One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A sign placed before a musical note to indicate that it is to be raised two semitones.
- ‘To be complete about accidentals, let us mention the double-sharp and the double flat.’
- ‘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).’
- 1.1 A 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.’
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