/ trænspəzɪʃn̩ /
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ETYM French transposition, from Latin transponere, transpositum, to set over, remove, transfer; trans across, over + ponere to place. Related to Position.
Act of reversing the order or place of; SYN. reversal.
In music, performance in a different key from that indicated in the printed music, or the appearance of a theme or motif in an alternative key. A transposing instrument is one that is normally written for in one key and played in another, for example an instrument in B flat such as a clarinet sounds a tone lower, one in D sounds a tone higher, while a basset horn or French horn in F sounds a fifth lower than written (all written music is considered as being “in C”).
A passage of music in which a phrase is repeatedly transposed is a sequence.