supertonic

noun
su·​per·​ton·​ic | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce supertonic (audio) \

Definition of supertonic

: the second tone of a major or minor scale

First Known Use of supertonic

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Supertonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supertonic. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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