supertonic

[ soo-per-ton-ik ]
/ ˌsu pərˈtɒn ɪk /

noun Music.

the second tone of a diatonic scale, being the next above the tonic.

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Origin of supertonic

First recorded in 1800–10; super- + tonic
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British Dictionary definitions for supertonic

supertonic
/ (ˌsuːpəˈtɒnɪk) /

noun music

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