mixolydian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek μιξο-Λυδιος (mikso-Ludios, half-Lydian), from μιξο- (mikso-) (from base of μιγνυναι (mignunai, to mix) + Λυδιος (Ludios, Lydia), an ancient country in Asia Minor, which gave its name to another Greek mode).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪksəˈlɪdɪən/

Adjective[edit]

mixolydian (not comparable)

  1. designating a mode in music, the highest of the ancient Greek modes, and now having final G and D dominant
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses
      It is susceptible of nodes or modes as far apart as hyperphrygian and mixolydian
    Johann Jakob Froberger's piece Canzona V in G is in the mixolydian mode.

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