Definition of submediant in English:

submediant

Line breaks: sub|medi¦ant
Pronunciation: /sʌbˈmiːdɪənt
 
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noun

Music
The sixth note of the diatonic scale of any key.
More example sentences
  • First inversion of the submediant triad occurs primarily as a tonic chord with resolved or unresolved appoggiatura.
  • It does not resolve to the deceptive motion at the submediant sonority until the final eighth note in the alto voice, and then only very briefly in a highly syncopated rhythmic environment.
  • Examining the implications of submediant superimpositions as two keys helps illuminate structures in these pieces that are hidden when viewed through a single tonality.

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