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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἐκβολή (ekbolḗ, a digression), from ἐκβάλλω (ekbállō, to throw out).

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NounEdit

ecbole (countable and uncountable, plural ecboles)

  1. (rhetoric, rare) A digression, (especially) one in which a person is introduced speaking his or her own words.
  2. (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.

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