Ionian mode

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Ionian mode was in 1775

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“Ionian mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ionian%20mode. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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