Definition of Diesis

1. Noun. A character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote.

Exact synonyms: Double Dagger, Double Obelisk
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol



Definition of Diesis

1. n. A small interval, less than any in actual practice, but used in the mathematical calculation of intervals.

Definition of Diesis

1. Noun. (music) Any of several intervals, smaller than a tone, in ancient Greek music ¹

2. Noun. The double dagger sign - ‡ ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diesis

1. a reference mark in printing [n DIESES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Diesis

dieseling
dieselings
dieselise
dieselization
dieselizations
dieselize
dieselized
dieselizes
dieselizing
dieselpunk
diesels
dieses
diesinker
diesinkers
diesinking
diesis (current term)
diest
diester
diesterase
diesters
diestock
diestocks
diestrous
diestrual
diestrum
diestrums
diestruses
diet
diet fads

Literary usage of Diesis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Harmony of the World by Johannes Kepler, A. M. (Alistair Matheson) Duncan, Eric J. Aiton, Judith Veronica Field (1997)
"And because the superior planet's own proportion is greater than the inferior planet's own, by one diesis, whereas a diesis added to a semitone makes a ..."

2. Aristoxenou Harmonika Stoicheia =: The Harmonics of Aristoxenus by Aristoxenus, Henry Stewart Macran (1902)
"The Dorian was composed of tone, diesis, diesis, ditone, tone, diesis, diesis, ditone ; this scale again exceeded the octave by a tone. ..."

3. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"diesis (Gr. and It.) (de-<Zy-sis.) i The diesis (Fr.) ... The third part or fraction of a whole tone. diesis ..."

4. A Text-book of Physics: Including a Collection of Examples and Questions by William Watson (1920)
"... between a minor tone and a limma is V-rJf or \\, and is called a diesis. ... above by either raising or lowering the pitch of each note by a diesis, ie, ..."

5. Outlines of Analogical Philosophy: Being a Primary View of the Principles by George Field (1839)
"We learn, further, that the diatonic genus, founded on the natural chord, major, had two colours (for so they were called), to which belonged the diesis of ..."

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