leading tone

[ lee-ding ]
/ ˈli dɪŋ /

noun Music.

the seventh degree of a diatonic scale; subtonic.

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“Everyday" is an adjective that describes things that happen habitually or items that are normal items or events.
Also called leading note.

Origin of leading tone

First recorded in 1910–15
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