Plagal
Plagal Pla"gal (pl[=a]"gal), a. [F., from Gr. pla`gios sidewise, slanting.] (Mus.) Having a scale running from the dominant to its octave; -- said of certain old church modes or tunes, as opposed to those called {authentic}, which ran from the tonic to its octave. [1913 Webster]

{Plagal cadence}, a cadence in which the final chord on the tonic is preceded by the chord on the subdominant. [1913 Webster]


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  • plagal — plagal, ale, aux [ plagal, o ] adj. • 1598; lat. ecclés. plaga, du gr. plagios « oblique » ♦ Mus. Mode plagal : mode du plain chant où la quinte est à l aigu et la quarte au grave (opposé à mode authentique). Par ext. Cadence plagale. ● plagal,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • plagal — PLAGÁL, Ă adj. (în muz. bizantină şi gregoriană) mod plagal = mod plasat la o cvartă inferioară sau la o cvintă superioară faţă de modul autentic; cadenţă plagală = succesiune de acorduri, la sfârşitul unei fraze sau perioade, bazate pe tonică şi …   Dicționar Român

  • plagal — [plā′gəl] adj. [ML plagalis < plaga, plagal mode < MGr plagios, plagal (in Gr, oblique, slanting) < Gr plagos, a side, akin to pelagos, the sea: see PELAGIC] Music 1. designating a mode having a range about a fifth above and a fifth… …   English World dictionary

  • plagal — plagal. (Del b. lat. plaga, modo musical). □ V. modo plagal …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • plagal —   [mittellateinisch, von griechisch plágios »schief«, »schräg«], Musik: plagal werden seit dem 9. Jahrhundert die »abgeleiteten« Tonarten des 2., 4., 6. und 8. Kirchentons im Gegensatz zu den authentischen Kirchentonarten genannt. * * * pla|gal… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • plagal — plagal, ale (pla gal, ga l ) adj. Terme de plain chant. Mode ou ton plagal, celui qui part de la quarte au dessous de la finale, par opposition aux authentiques, qui partent de la finale et vont à son octave. Le 2e, le 4e, le 6e et le 8e tons d… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • plagal — (Del b. lat. plaga, modo musical). ☛ V. modo plagal …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • plagal — adj. 2 g. [Antigo] Relativo a plaga (tom musical).   ‣ Etimologia: plaga + al …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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  • plagal — /play geuhl/, adj. Music. (of a Gregorian mode) having the final in the middle of the compass. Cf. authentic (def. 5a). [1590 1600; < ML plagalis, equiv. to plag(a) plagal mode (appar. back formation from plagius plagal; see PLAGE) + alis AL1] *… …   Universalium

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