Hypoaeolian mode

Hy·​po·​aeolian mode

Definition of Hypoaeolian mode

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

First Known Use of Hypoaeolian mode

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hypoaeolian mode

Late Latin hypoaeolius hypoaeolian (from—assumed—Greek hypoaiolios, from Greek hypo- + aiolios Aeolian, from Aiolis Aeolis, ancient country in Asia Minor) + English -an

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“Hypoaeolian mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypoaeolian%20mode. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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