- (of a church mode) having a range extending from the final to the octave above.Compare plagal.
- (of a cadence) consisting of a dominant harmony followed by a tonic.
Origin of authentic
Examples from the Web for authentic
He often receives inquiries from sellers eager to verify that their items are authentic.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts|Candida Moss|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Want an authentic dinner with a local on your next vacation abroad, far from the overpriced tourist traps?
Because there are a whole bunch of different ways for African American men to be authentic.
Ours is a bit messier, but every bit as authentic as far as period recreations.Viggo Mortensen Talks ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Blasts Fox News and Israel’s ‘State Terrorism’|Marlow Stern|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“All the background extras are real soldiers, and the vehicles, guns, everything are authentic,” says Monaghan.Michelle Monaghan on ‘Fort Bliss,’ the Lack of Roles for Women, and ‘True Detective’ Hysteria|Marlow Stern|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the same place, and at the same time, he received his first authentic news of the fate of the Adventuress.The Destroying Angel|Louis Joseph Vance
We have spoken sufficiently of the ruin which follows where a nation has no natural and authentic leaders for her armies.
In this respect the documents are authentic and almost up to the latest hour.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
He eats it, I repeat, as you do apples, and the authentic mouthfuls of fly can be seen passing down his glassy neck.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
No authentic traces of this code have been discoverable; but the people conferred their own privileges.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, February 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
British Dictionary definitions for authentic
- using period instruments and historically researched scores and playing techniques in an attempt to perform a piece as it would have been played at the time it was written
- (in combination)an authentic-instrument performance
- (of a mode as used in Gregorian chant) commencing on the final and ending an octave higher
- (of a cadence) progressing from a dominant to a tonic chord
Word Origin for authentic
Word Origin and History for authentic
mid-14c., "authoritative," from Old French autentique (13c., Modern French authentique) "authentic; canonical," and directly from Medieval Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos "original, genuine, principal," from authentes "one acting on one's own authority," from autos "self" (see auto-) + hentes "doer, being," from PIE *sene- "to accomplish, achieve." Sense of "entitled to acceptance as factual" is first recorded mid-14c.
Traditionally (at least since the 18c.), authentic implies that the contents of the thing in question correspond to the facts and are not fictitious; genuine implies that the reputed author is the real one; though this distinction is not etymological and is not always now recognized.