Meaning of sesquialtera in English:

sesquialtera

adjective

  • 1Music
    Relating to or denoting a ratio of 3:2, as in an interval of a fifth.

    1. 1.1Denoting an organ stop typically consisting of two ranks of narrow-scaled open flue pipes.

Origin

Late Middle English from Latin, feminine of sesquialter, from sesqui (see sesqui-) + alter ‘second’.

Pronunciation

sesquialtera

/ˌsɛskwɪˈalt(ə)rə/