picardy third


pic·​ar·​dy third
sometimes capitalized P
: the major third as introduced into the final chord of a musical composition written in a minor key

Word History


translation of French tierce de Picardie; from its being chiefly practiced in the church music of Picardy

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“Picardy third.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picardy%20third. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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