submediant

[ suhb-mee-dee-uh nt ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. submaxillary,
  2. submaxillary duct,
  3. submaxillary ganglion,
  4. submaxillary gland,
  5. submaxillary triangle,
  6. submental,
  7. submental artery,
  8. submental vein,
  9. submerge,
  10. submerged

Origin of submediant

First recorded in 1800–10; sub- + mediant

Also called superdominant.

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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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