- (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.
- auteur theory,
- auth. ver.,
Origin of authentic
Examples from the Web for authentically
[Laughs] Authentically, Shonda Rhimes and the writers take Cyrus into a little bit of the seventh ring of hell over it.Scandal’s Most Scandalous Character: Jeff Perry on Playing Cyrus|Kevin Fallon|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She proves that by authentically following a strong personal sense of style its hard to go too far wrong.Dissecting Cressida Bonas's Style: How Prince Harry's Girl Dresses|Tom Sykes|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Conservatives fighting to overturn Obamacare are “authentically” representing the voters, Needham says.Heritage Action, the Group Giving Boehner Fits, and Its Confident CEO|Eleanor Clift|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I could write about and from my own perspective—write truthfully, authentically—and perhaps establish something new.‘Miracle Boy Grows Up’: Ben Mattlin Speaks to Jay McInerney|Jay McInerney|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His was created, nurtured, and authentically managed by Noah himself.What Are Your Twitter Followers Worth, and Who Owns Them?|Brian Ries|December 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In other words, even as Renan admits, the Gospel of Mark must be taken as authentically his.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
There exist no ancient writings whatever of such vast moment to mankind of which so little can be authentically known.Short Studies on Great Subjects|James Anthony Froude
He proceeded on his pilgrimage with new energy, and felt more and more as if authentically consecrated to the same.The Life of John Sterling|Thomas Carlyle
I mention the fact merely to show to what age definite memory can be authentically assigned.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
Dim, formless from this distance, yet authentically there, thou noticest the Deputies from Nantes?
- 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
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.