Hypoaeolian mode


Hy·​po·​aeolian 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

Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hypoaeolian mode was in 1760

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“Hypoaeolian mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypoaeolian%20mode. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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