Supertonic Su`per*ton"ic, n. (Mus.) The note next above the keynote; the second of the scale. --Busby. [1913 Webster]

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  • supertonic — [so͞o΄pər tän′ik] n. Music the second tone of a diatonic scale, next above the tonic …   English World dictionary

  • Supertonic — ] In music or music theory, the supertonic is the second degree or note of a diatonic scale (in other words, immediately above the tonic). For example, in the C major scale (white keys on a piano, starting on C), the supertonic is the note D; and …   Wikipedia

  • supertonic — noun Date: 1806 the second tone of a major or minor scale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supertonic — /sooh peuhr ton ik/, n. Music. the second tone of a diatonic scale, being the next above the tonic. [1800 10; SUPER + TONIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • supertonic — noun The second note in a diatonic scale …   Wiktionary

  • supertonic — n. 2nd note of a diatonic scale (Music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supertonic — noun Music the second note of the diatonic scale of any key; the note above the tonic …   English new terms dictionary

  • supertonic — su·per·tonic …   English syllables

  • supertonic — su•per•ton•ic [[t]ˌsu pərˈtɒn ɪk[/t]] n. mad the second tone of an ascending diatonic scale • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • supertonic — /supəˈtɒnɪk/ (say soohpuh tonik) noun the second note of a musical scale, being the next above the tonic …   Australian English dictionary

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