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major triad

noun, Music.
1.
a triad consisting in root position of a root tone with a major third and a perfect fifth above.
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  • Any three other tones with vibration ratios of 4:5:6 will also form a major triad.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • Pitch: Intervals of an octave, of a major triad, and so on; major and minor chords.

  • Natural harmonics may be formed on the major triad of each open string, using the open string as the tonic.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • But the major triad and its inversion are not the only concords that will be produced by our flux of melodies.

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