mediant

mediant

[mee-dee-uhnt]
noun
the third degree of a major or minor musical scale.

Origin:
1720–30; < Italian mediante < Late Latin mediant- (stem of mediāns), present participle of mediāre to be in the middle. See medium, -ant

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mediant (ˈmiːdɪənt)
 
n
music
 a.  the third degree of a major or minor scale
 b.  (as modifier): a mediant chord
 
[C18: from Italian mediante, from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle]

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