disjunct disjunct

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second
  2. (adj) having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects
  3. (adj) marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
  4. (adj) used of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations

Usage(s):

  • It has a distinctively "American" sound derived from Charles Ives, opening with a questioning overture of bold, disjunct octaves.
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