Hypoionian mode

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Definition of Hypoionian mode

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

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First Known Use of Hypoionian mode

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hypoionian mode

hypo- + Latin ionius Ionian + English -an

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“Hypoionian mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypoionian%20mode. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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