secondary seventh

noun
variants: or secondary seventh chord

Definition of secondary seventh

: a seventh chord based on a scale degree other than the dominant

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First Known Use of secondary seventh

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Secondary seventh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secondary%20seventh. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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