hypolydian mode

[ hahy-poh-lid-ee-uh n, hip-oh-, hahy-poh-, hip-oh- ]
/ ˈhaɪ poʊˈlɪd i ən, ˈhɪp oʊ-, ˌhaɪ poʊ-, ˌhɪp oʊ- /

noun Music.

a plagal church mode represented on the white keys of a keyboard instrument by an ascending scale from C to C, with the final on F.

Nearby words

  1. hypokinesis,
  2. hypoleydigism,
  3. hypolimnion,
  4. hypolithic,
  5. hypolydian,
  6. hypomagnesaemia,
  7. hypomagnesemia,
  8. hypomania,
  9. hypomanic,
  10. hypomastia

Origin of hypolydian mode

1835–45; translation of Greek hypolýdios tónos; see hypo-, Lydian mode

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