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church mode

noun, Music.
1.
a mode belonging to a codified system of modes in use in Gregorian chant and in other music to c1600.
Also called Gregorian mode.
Origin of church mode
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for church mode

church mode

noun
1.
(music) a less common name for mode (sense 3a)
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