Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἐκβολή (ekbolḗ, “a digression”), from ἐκβάλλω (ekbállō, “to throw out”).
ecbole (countable and uncountable, plural ecboles)
- (rhetoric, rare) A digression, (especially) one in which a person is introduced speaking his or her own words.
- (music) The raising or sharping of a tone, especially (historical) in relation to Ancient Greek music.
- 1813, J.M. Good & al., Pantologia, s.v. "Ecbole":
- Ecbole: a […] change in the enharmonic genus, by the accidental elevation of a chord, or string, five dieses above its ordinary pitch.