# 126/125

The **starling comma** or **septimal semicomma**, 126/125 (about 13.8 cents), is the only superparticular 7-limit comma which is not the difference between two 7-limit superparticular ratios. Instead, it is the amount by which 12/7 falls short of three 6/5 minor thirds. It is also the amount by which two 5/3 major sixths (octave-reduced) exceed the 7/5 tritone, and the amount by which three 5/3s (octave-reduced) fall short of the 7/6 septimal minor third. It can also be found when comparing the conventional 5-limit minor third and major tenth to the nearest Bohlen–Pierce intervals.

Tempering it out leads to starling temperament, and three minor thirds plus a 7/6 subminor third, when 126/125 is tempered out, gives the starling tetrad or septimal semicomma diminished seventh chord.