Definition of Hypophrygian mode
1 : an ancient Greek mode represented on the white keys of the piano by a descending diatonic scale from G to G — see greek mode
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Origin and Etymology of hypophrygian mode
hypophrygian (from Late Latin hypophrygius hypophrygian—from Greek hypophrygios, from hypo- + phrygios Phrygian, from Phrygia, ancient country in west central Asia Minor—+ English -an) + mode; translation of Greek hypophrygia harmonia
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