noun Music.

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

Origin of supertonic

First recorded in 1800–10; super- + tonic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun music

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