Hypolocrian mode

noun

Hy·​po·​locrian mode
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: a hypothetical Renaissance church mode represented as a scale from F to F on the white keys of the piano with E as its tenor (see tenor entry 1 sense 2a)and B as its final (see final entry 2 sense c) see church mode illustration

Word History

Etymology

hypo- + locrian

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hypolocrian mode was circa 1903

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“Hypolocrian mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypolocrian%20mode. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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