augmented triad


Definition of augmented triad

: a triad (see triad entry 1 sense c) consisting of a major third and an augmented fifth — see triad illustration

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First Known Use of augmented triad

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Augmented triad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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