mediant

[ mee-dee-uh nt ]
/ ˈmi di ənt /

noun

the third degree of a major or minor musical scale.

Origin of mediant

1720–30; < Italian mediante < Late Latin mediant- (stem of mediāns), present participle of mediāre to be in the middle. See medium, -ant
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mediant

/ (ˈmiːdɪənt) /

noun

music
  1. the third degree of a major or minor scale
  2. (as modifier)a mediant chord

Word Origin for mediant

C18: from Italian mediante, from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle
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