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submediant

[ suhb-mee-dee-uhnt ]
/ sʌbˈmi di ənt /
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noun Music.

the sixth tone of a diatonic scale, being midway between the subdominant and the upper tonic.

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Also called superdominant.

Origin of submediant

First recorded in 1800–10; sub- + mediant
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British Dictionary definitions for submediant

submediant
/ (sʌbˈmiːdɪənt) music /

noun

the sixth degree of a major or minor scale
a key or chord based on this

adjective

of or relating to the submediant
Also (US and Canadian): superdominant
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