Greek mode

noun

Definition of Greek mode

: any of several modes in ancient Greek music theory that are often represented as descending diatonic scales each constructed from two tetrachords that are either conjunct (see conjunct entry 1 sense 5)or disjunct (see disjunct entry 1 sense b)

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First Known Use of Greek mode

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Greek mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Greek%20mode. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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