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Definition of "augmented" []

  • Music Larger by a semitone than the corresponding major or perfect interval. (adjective)
  • (of an interval) increased or expanded from the state of being perfect or major by the raising of the higher note or the dropping of the lower note by one semitone (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Denoting a chord based upon an augmented triad (adjective)
  • Denoting a triad consisting of the root plus a major third and an augmented fifth (adjective)
  • (esp in jazz) denoting a chord having as its root the note specified (adjective)
  • Having been increased, esp in number (adjective)

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Use "augmented" in a sentence
  • "An _augmented triad_ has a major third and an augmented fifth,"
  • "Right now most people have never heard about the term augmented reality."
  • "iStock It is a safe bet that fewer people have heard the term "augmented reality" than have seen it in action."