Locrian

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Locris + -an.

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Locrian (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the ancient Greek region of Locris.
  2. (music) Designating an ancient Greek mode, of uncertain detail.
    • 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, Gravity's Rainbow
  3. (music) Designating a minor scale with the second and fifth scale degrees lowered by a semitone.

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