Definition of Fixed intonation
1. Noun. The intonation of keyboard instruments where the pitch of each note is fixed and cannot be varied by the performer.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fixed Intonation
Literary usage of Fixed intonation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of English Sounds from the Earliest Period: With Full Word-lists by Henry Sweet (1888)
"This fixed intonation still survives in Lithuanian and Swedish. In Swedish, for instance, j>»3}>» uttered with a rising tone is the town Abo, but if uttered ..."
2. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, George Grove (1880)
"Now, as each Mode has a fixed Dominant upon which the greater part of every Psalm is recited, it follows, that each Tone must also have a fixed Intonation, ..."
3. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"2. The method of chanting employed in Plain Song.—3. The opening notes leading up to the reciting-tone of a chant... fixed intonation, see Fixed. ..."
4. Voice and Song: A Practical Method for the Study of Singing by Joseph Smith (1907)
"ti » I * 4 chromatic *Cj* diatonic- O h—i г—r- diatonic- In} In instruments oí fixed intonation having twelve semitones of equal width within the octave (as ..."
5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"6. lu music, to tune or adjust the pitch of (the tones of an instrument of fixed intonation, like an organ or pianoforte), with reference to a Selected ..."
6. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"... in which do is always given to C, whether sharp, flat, or natural, re to D, and so on. fixed intonation A term applied to instruments such as the piano ..."