Locrian mode


Definition of Locrian mode

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

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First Known Use of Locrian mode

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Locrian mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Locrian%20mode. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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