Hypolydian mode

noun Hy·po·lydian mode \"+...-\

Definition of Hypolydian mode

  1. 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 illustration

  2. 2 :  a plagal church mode represented on the white keys of the piano by a diatonic scale from C to C with A as its tenor (see 1tenor 2a)and F as its final (see 2final c) — see church mode illustration

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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: 1712

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