relative major


noun Music.

the major key whose tonic is the third degree of a given minor key.

Nearby words

  1. relative frequency,
  2. relative humidity,
  3. relative impediment,
  4. relative index of refraction,
  5. relative leukocytosis,
  6. relative majority,
  7. relative maximum,
  8. relative minimum,
  9. relative minor,
  10. relative molecular mass

Origin of relative major

First recorded in 1840–50

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