augmented sixth chord


Definition of augmented sixth chord

: 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

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First Known Use of augmented sixth chord

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Augmented sixth chord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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