mixolydian mode

[ mik-suh-lid-ee-uhn, mik- ]

  1. an authentic church mode represented on the white keys of a keyboard instrument by an ascending scale from G to G.

Origin of mixolydian mode

1770–80; <Greek mixolȳ́di(os) (mixo-, combining form of míxis a mingling + Lȳ́dios Lydian) + -an

Words Nearby mixolydian mode

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How to use mixolydian mode in a sentence

  • The strange beauty of the Slavsia lies in the use of the mixolydian mode, and its simple harmonisation.

    The Russian Opera | Rosa Newmarch