Hypoaeolian mode

noun Hy·po·aeolian mode

Definition of Hypoaeolian mode

  1. :  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 1tenor 2a)and A as its final (see 2final c) — see church mode illustration

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Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 1760


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