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Picardy third

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noun Music.
a major third in the final tonic chord of a composition written in a minor key.
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Origin of Picardy third

Translation of French tierce de Picardy

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Picardy third

noun
music a major chord used in the final chord of a piece of music in the minor modeAlso called: tierce de Picardie

Word Origin for Picardy third

translation of French tierce de Picardie, from its use in the church music of Picardy
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