mixed mode

noun

Definition of mixed mode

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

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

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Circa 1924

First Known Use of mixed mode

circa 1924


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