subtonic

noun
sub·​ton·​ic | \ ˌsəb-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce subtonic (audio) \

Definition of subtonic

First Known Use of subtonic

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subtonic

from its being a half tone below the upper tonic

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“Subtonic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtonic. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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