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(music) of, relating to, or denoting an authentic mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from G to G See Hypo-
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C16: from Greek mixoludios half-Lydian
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  • The mixolydian, which was Sappho's mode, was the mode for sentiment and passion.

    Critical & Historical Essays Edward MacDowell
  • The mixolydian mode is also identical with our modern major scale except for the whole tone between the 7th and 8th degrees.

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • The strange beauty of the Slavsia lies in the use of the mixolydian mode, and its simple harmonisation.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch

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