Last modified on 20 August 2013, at 11:51

well-tempered

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A calque of German wohltemperiert

AdjectiveEdit

well-tempered (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, of a person) good-humoured, pleasant, having an even temperament
  2. (music) Having twelve notes per octave of the standard keyboard tuned in such a way that it is possible to play music in most major or minor keys and the resulting sound will not sound perceptibly out of tune.