Main meanings of superacute in English

: superacute1superacute2

superacute1

Pronunciation /ˌsuːp(ə)rəˈkjuːt/ /ˌsjuːp(ə)rəˈkjuːt/

noun

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

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.

Main meanings of superacute in English

: superacute1superacute2

superacute2

Pronunciation /ˌsuːp(ə)rəˈkjuːt/ /ˌsjuːp(ə)rəˈkjuːt/

adjective

  • 1Very or excessively acute.

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

    In early use as postpositive.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Vincent Alsop (bap. 1630, d. 1703), clergyman and ejected minister. From super- + acute.