mediant

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noun me·di·ant \ˈmē-dē-ənt\

Definition of mediant

  1. :  the third tone of a major or minor scale

Origin and Etymology of mediant

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


First Known Use: 1721


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