Definition of superacute in English:

superacute

noun

Early Music
historical
  • A note lying in the register above the acute register; the range or register containing these notes.

adjective

  • 1Very or excessively acute.

  • 2Early Music. Of a note: lying in the register above the acute register. Compare superacute. Now historical.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Treatise Enformacione & Musyke. From post-classical Latin superacuta, use as noun (short for nota superacuta superacute note) of feminine of superacutus from classical Latin super- + acūtus<br>late 17th century; earliest use found in Vincent Alsop (bap. 1630, d. 1703), clergyman and ejected minister. From super- + acute.

Pronunciation

superacute

/ˌsuːp(ə)rəˈkjuːt//ˌsjuːp(ə)rəˈkjuːt/