church mode

church mode
noun Date: circa 1864 one of eight scales prevalent in medieval music each utilizing a different pattern of intervals and beginning on a different tone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • church mode — church′ mode n. mad any of eight modal scales used in Gregorian chant and other liturgical music • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • church mode — noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode • Syn: ↑ecclesiastical mode, ↑Gregorian mode, ↑medieval mode • Hypernyms: ↑mode, ↑musical mode * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • church mode — Music. a mode belonging to a codified system of modes in use in Gregorian chant and in other music to c1600. Also called Gregorian mode. [1860 65] * * * In music, any one of eight scalar modes employed for medieval liturgical melodies. The modal… …   Universalium

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