mediant

noun
me·​di·​ant | \ ˈmē-dē-ənt How to pronounce mediant (audio) \

Definition of mediant

: the third tone of a major or minor scale

First Known Use of mediant

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mediant

Italian mediante, from Late Latin mediant-, medians, present participle of mediare to be in the middle

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“Mediant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mediant. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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