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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (music) the sixth note of a major or minor scale (or the third below the tonic).

Usage examples (4)
  • The final theme now uses the fullest voicing, the widest range, the strongest and most repetitive syncopation, and the most adventurous harmony (both "Gladiolus" and "Pine...
  • Those submediant switches from C major into A flat major, and to a lesser extent mediant ones e.g. the octave ascent in the famous I want To Hold Your Hand are a...
  • It contains, among other things of merit, a lullaby, called "Sleep, Little Tulip," with a remarkably artistic and effective pedal-point on two notes (the submediant and...
  • In F Major, Dm is our submediant or vi chord. for more
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