mediant

[ mee-dee-uhnt ]

noun
  1. the third degree of a major or minor musical scale.

Origin of mediant

1
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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British Dictionary definitions for mediant

mediant

/ (ˈmiːdɪənt) /


noun
  1. music

    • the third degree of a major or minor scale

    • (as modifier): a mediant chord

Origin of mediant

1
C18: from Italian mediante, from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle

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