subdominant


sub·dom·i·nant

noun \ˌsəb-ˈdäm-nənt, -ˈdä-mə-\

Definition of SUBDOMINANT

1
:  the fourth tone of a major or minor scale
2
:  something partly but incompletely dominant; especially :  an ecologically important life form subordinate in influence to the dominants of a community
subdominant adjective

First Known Use of SUBDOMINANT

1793

Rhymes with SUBDOMINANT

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