diminished triad

noun

: a triad consisting of a minor third and a diminished fifth

called also diminished chord

see triad illustration

Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diminished triad was in 1813

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“Diminished triad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diminished%20triad. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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