major key

  1. a key whose essential harmony is based on the major scale.

Origin of major key

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby major key Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use major key in a sentence

  • A peaceful closing section in the major key and in triple time expresses the consoled minds of the survivors.

    The Pianoforte Sonata | J.S. Shedlock