[ soo-per-ton-ik ]
/ ˌsu pərˈtɒn ɪk /
the second tone of a diatonic scale, being the next above the tonic.
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Words nearby supertonic
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Example sentences from the Web for supertonic
D minor is the supertonic of C major; therefore C major is related to D minor and may be called its flat 7th.
In the last measure but one, both the supertonic and leading tone should appear.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann
British Dictionary definitions for supertonic
/ (ˌsuːpəˈtɒnɪk) /
the second degree of a major or minor scale
a key or chord based on this
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