Dorian mode
Dorian Do"ri*an, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks of Doris; Doric; as, a Dorian fashion. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) Same as {Doric}, 3. ``Dorian mood.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Dorian mode} (Mus.), the first of the authentic church modes or tones, from D to D, resembling our D minor scale, but with the B natural. --Grove. [1913 Webster]


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