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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music The sixth tone of a diatonic scale. Also called superdominant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sixth note of a scale, shown as VI.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sixth tone of the scale; the under mediant, or third below the keynote; the superdominant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, the tone of a scale midway between the subdominant and the upper tonic; the sixth, as B in the scale of D. Also called superdominant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (music) the sixth note of a major or minor scale (or the third below the tonic)

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