dominant seventh chord

noun

variants or dominant seventh
: a seventh chord built on the dominant and comprising a major triad, a perfect fifth, and a minor seventh see seventh chord

Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dominant seventh chord was in 1812

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“Dominant seventh chord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dominant%20seventh%20chord. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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