augmented sixth chord

noun

: a three- or four-note chord whose two outer notes form an augmented sixth and which typically resolves to dominant harmony compare french sixth , german sixth , italian sixth see sixth chord

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of augmented sixth chord was in 1873

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“Augmented sixth chord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/augmented%20sixth%20chord. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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