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major key

noun, Music.
1.
a key whose essential harmony is based on the major scale.
Also called major mode.
Origin of major key
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • All colors in the wall except gloomy black; all the music in the major-key, because celebrative and jubilant.

    New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage

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