diminished triad


Definition of diminished triad

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

called also diminished chord

— see triad illustration

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First Known Use of diminished triad

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Diminished triad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diminished%20triad. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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