Meaning of artificial harmonics

artifi'cial harmon'ics

Pronunciation: [key]
— Music. (used with a pl. v.) Music.(used with a pl. v.)
  1. harmonics of a note produced on a stringed instrument by lightly touching a stopped sounded string. Cf. natural harmonics.
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