- a major third in the final tonic chord of a composition written in a minor key.
Origin of Picardy third
translation of French tierce de Picardy
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- music a major chord used in the final chord of a piece of music in the minor modeAlso called: tierce de Picardie
translation of French tierce de Picardie, from its use in the church music of Picardy