Definition of Aeolian mode in English:

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Aeolian mode

Pronunciation: /iːˈəʊlɪən/

noun

Music
The mode represented by the natural diatonic scale A-A (containing a minor 3rd, 6th, and 7th).
Example sentences
  • If you play the Aeolian mode over the top of this, the results might not be quite what you expected.
  • One way to think about the Aeolian mode is to consider the Aeolian mode and Ionian mode the same.
  • Once Ionian and Aeolian modes became favored modes, the other modes fell quickly out of favor.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin Aeolius, 'from Aeolis' (an ancient coastal district of Asia Minor) + -an.

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