added sixth chord

noun

: a chord consisting of a triad with an added note a major sixth above the root
especially : a triad built on the subdominant (see subdominant entry 2 sense a) with an added sixth see sixth chord

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of added sixth chord was circa 1929

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“Added sixth chord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/added%20sixth%20chord. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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