mixed mode

noun

Definition of mixed mode 

1 music : a church mode whose ambitus covers the combined range of an authentic mode and its related plagal mode

2 Lockeanism : a mode (as beauty) resulting from the combination of simple ideas of different kinds contrasted with simple mode

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First Known Use of mixed mode

circa 1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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