- a key whose essential harmony is based on the major scale.
Origin of major key
First recorded in 1840–50
Also called major mode.
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Examples from the Web for major key
All colors in the wall except gloomy black; all the music in the major-key, because celebrative and jubilant.New Tabernacle Sermons
Thomas De Witt Talmage