\bɪmˈɒl], \bɪmˈɒl], \b_ɪ_m_ˈɒ_l]\
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[Fr.] [Music) a flat note, i.e. the b-like sign which makes flat [mol]. Ger. mol is minor, from the difference between major and minor thirds ; dur or durum, hard, is in mediaeval music natural, and so major as compared with moll, or L. mollis, soft.
By Henry Percy Smith