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mixolydian mode

[mik-suh-lid-ee-uh n, mik-] /ˈmɪk səˈlɪd i ən, ˌmɪk-/
noun, Music.
an authentic church mode represented on the white keys of a keyboard instrument by an ascending scale from G to G.
Origin of mixolydian mode
1770-80; < Greek mixolȳ́di(os) (mixo-, combining form of míxis a mingling + Lȳ́dios Lydian) + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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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