Attendant keys
Attendant At*tend"ant, a. [F. attendant, p. pr. of attendre. See {Attend}, v. t.] 1. Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting. [1913 Webster]

From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils. [1913 Webster]

The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]

{Attendant keys} (Mus.), the keys or scales most nearly related to, or having most in common with, the principal key; those, namely, of its fifth above, or dominant, its fifth below (fourth above), or subdominant, and its relative minor or major. [1913 Webster]


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