pedal–note

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noun ped·al–note \ˈpe-dəl-ˌnōt\

Definition of pedal–note

  1. 1 :  pedal point

  2. 2 :  one of the lowest tones that can be sounded on a brass instrument being an octave below the normal usable range and representing the fundamental of the harmonic series

Origin and Etymology of pedal–note

from the playing of the lowest notes on the organ by means of pedals


First Known Use: circa 1828

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