subdominant

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noun sub·dom·i·nant \ˌsəb-ˈdäm-nənt, -ˈdä-mə-\

Definition of subdominant

  1. 1 :  the fourth tone of a major or minor scale

  2. 2 :  something partly but incompletely dominant; especially :  an ecologically important life form subordinate in influence to the dominants of a community

subdominant

adjective

First Known Use of subdominant

1775

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