hypophrygian mode

[ hahy-poh-frij-ee-uh n, hip-oh-, hahy-poh-, hip-oh- ]
/ ˈhaɪ poʊˈfrɪdʒ 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 B to B, with the final on E.

Nearby words

  1. hypophosphite,
  2. hypophosphoric,
  3. hypophosphoric acid,
  4. hypophosphorous,
  5. hypophosphorous acid,
  6. hypophyge,
  7. hypophyllous,
  8. hypophysectomy,
  9. hypophysial,
  10. hypophysial cachexia

Origin of hypophrygian mode

translation of Greek hypophrýgia harmonía; see hypo-, Phrygian mode

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