pedal-note

noun

ped·​al-note ˈpe-dᵊl-ˌnōt How to pronounce pedal-note (audio)
1
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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pedal-note was circa 1828

Dictionary Entries Near pedal-note

Cite this Entry

“Pedal-note.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedal-note. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!