Locrian mode

noun

1
: hypodorian mode
2
: a hypothetical Renaissance church mode represented as a diatonic scale from B to B on the white keys of the piano with B as its final (see final entry 2 sense c) see church mode illustration

Word History

Etymology

Locrian entry 1

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Locrian mode was in 1880

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“Locrian mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Locrian%20mode. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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