Aeolian mode

noun

: a Renaissance church mode represented as a diatonic scale from A to A on the white keys of the piano with E as its tenor (see tenor entry 1 sense 2a)and A as its final (see final entry 2 sense c) see church mode illustration

Word History

Etymology

Aeolian entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aeolian mode was circa 1771

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“Aeolian mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aeolian%20mode. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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