submediant

submediant

[suhb-mee-dee-uhnt]
noun Music.
the sixth tone of a diatonic scale, being midway between the subdominant and the upper tonic.
Also called superdominant.


Origin:
1800–10; sub- + mediant

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submediant (sʌbˈmiːdɪənt)
 
n
1.  the sixth degree of a major or minor scale
2.  a key or chord based on this
 
adj
3.  of or relating to the submediant

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