“Awful Sound” begins in a minor key, with a clackety, rumbling beat.
This is the first English publication of Comedy in a minor key, a slim and poignantly titled novel.
Thus he sang in a high, minor key, with sudden drops to lower notes and inflections.
They had been singing softly in a minor key, but gradually the singing turned to talk.
Its notes throughout are on the minor key, but these merge at last into a strain of triumph.
The inscription, I would submit, is too much in the "minor key."
Forward the ship's bell sounded two double strokes, then a single, followed by a wail in minor key: "Five bells and all's well!"
You hear faint tones of it, as it is; but it is in the minor key, and very sad.
He gave his moustache a pull, and reverted to the minor key.
The effect of the major and the minor key is equally marked.