pedal-note

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

Definition of pedal-note

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

First Known Use of pedal-note

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pedal-note

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

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