church mode

noun

Definition of church mode

: one of eight scales prevalent in medieval music each utilizing a different pattern of intervals and beginning on a different tone

First Known Use of church mode

1740, in the meaning defined above

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“Church mode.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20mode. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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