adjective or noun see Locris

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  • Locrian — may refer to several different things:;in ancient history and geography *the Locrians, an ancient Greek ethnic group *of or relating to Locris, the territory of the above;in music *the Locrian mode …   Wikipedia

  • Locrian — adjective /ˈləʊkɹɪən/ a) pertaining to the ancient Greek region of , 1973: scattered piano keys (all white, an octave on B to be exact or H, in the German nomenclature the notes of the rejected Locrian mode) Thomas Pynchon, Gravitys Rainbow b)… …   Wiktionary

  • locrian — lo·cri·an …   English syllables

  • locrian — I. ˈlōkrēən, ˈläk adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Locris, region in the central part of ancient Greece (from Latin, from Greek Lokris) + English an : of or relating to Locris in ancient Greece II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Locrian Greek — (Locrian dialect, Greek: Λοκρική διάλεκτος) is one of the ancient Greek dialects, which was spoken by the Locrians in Locris, Central Greece. It is classified as a dialect of Doric Northwest Greek. The Locrians were divided into two, the Ozolian… …   Wikipedia

  • Locrian mode — The Locrian mode is a musical mode or diatonic scale. It may be considered a minor scale with the second and fifth scale degrees lowered a semi tone. The Locrian mode may also be considered as a scale beginning on the seventh scale degree of any… …   Wikipedia

  • locrian mode — noun Usage: usually capitalized L Etymology: Locrian (I) : an authentic ecclesiastical mode represented on the white keys of the piano by an ascending scale from B to B but not actually used because its pentachord and tetrachord comprise… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Major Locrian scale — Major Locrian on C  Play (help· …   Wikipedia

  • Major locrian scale — In music, the major locrian scale, also called the locrian major scale , is the scale obtained by sharpening the second and third degrees of the locrian mode. With a tonic of C, it consists of the notes C D E F G♭ A♭ B♭. It can be described as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Locris — Locrian, n., adj. /loh kris/, n. either of two districts in the central part of ancient Greece. * * * …   Universalium

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