seventh chord

  1. a chord formed by the superposition of three thirds.

Origin of seventh chord

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for seventh chord

seventh chord

  1. music a chord consisting of a triad with a seventh added above the root: See dominant seventh chord, diminished seventh chord, major seventh chord, minor seventh chord

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