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major key

noun, Music.
a key whose essential harmony is based on the major scale.
Also called major mode.
Origin of major key
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Communication is a major key to effective partnership between police and prosecutors.
  • One major key to our successful safety efforts is cooperation among our stakeholders.
  • He played only in the major key, that's the only way he could tune.
  • The integrity of the fund industry has been a major key to its success.

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