Definition of Hypolydian mode
1 : an ancient Greek mode represented on the white keys of the piano by a descending diatonic scale from F to F — see greek mode
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Origin and Etymology of hypolydian mode
Late Latin hypolydius hypolydian (from Greek hypolydios, from hypo- + lydios Lydian) + English -an; hypolydian mode, translation of Greek hypolydios tonos
First Known Use: 1712See Words from the same year
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