dominant seventh chord

variants: or dominant seventh

Definition of dominant seventh chord

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

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First Known Use of dominant seventh chord

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Dominant seventh chord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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