Definition of Phrygian mode
1 : an ancient Greek mode represented on the white keys of the piano by a descending diatonic scale from D to D — see greek mode
2 : an authentic church mode represented on the white keys of the piano by a diatonic scale from E to E with C as its tenor (see 1tenor 2a) and E as its final (see 2final c) — see church mode illustration
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