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ˈdaɪ ə sɪs; -ˌsizdiesis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. double dagger, double obelisk, diesisnoun

    a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

Wiktionary

  1. diesisnoun

    Any of several intervals, smaller than a tone, in ancient Greek music

  2. diesisnoun

    The double dagger sign - ‡

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diesisnoun

    a small interval, less than any in actual practice, but used in the mathematical calculation of intervals

  2. Diesisnoun

    the mark /; -- called also double dagger

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  1. Diesis

    In classical music from Western culture, a diesis is either an accidental, or a very small musical interval, usually defined as the difference between an octave and three justly tuned major thirds, equal to 128:125 or about 41.06 cents. In 12-tone equal temperament three major thirds in a row equal an octave, but three justly-tuned major thirds fall quite a bit narrow of an octave, and the diesis describes the amount by which they are short. For instance, an octave spans from C to C', and three justly tuned major thirds span from C to B♯. The difference between C-C' and C-B♯ is the diesis. Notice that this coincides with the interval between B♯ and C', also called a diminished second. The diesis is a comma. The above mentioned 128:125 comma is also known as the lesser diesis, as opposed to a wider comma known as greater diesis. As shown in the picture, in the quarter-comma meantone tuning system, the diminished second coincides with the diesis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diesis

    dī′e-sis, n. (mus.) the difference in tone between a major and a minor semitone: (print.) the double dagger (‡).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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