leading-tone seventh

variants: or less commonly leading-note seventh or leading seventh \ ˈlē-​ \

Definition of leading-tone seventh

: a seventh chord built on the leading tone of a major or minor scale — see seventh chord

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First Known Use of leading-tone seventh

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Leading-tone seventh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leading-tone%20seventh. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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