plagal

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin plagalis, from Latin plaga, from plagius, from Byzantine Greek πλάγιος (plágios) ‘plagal’, Ancient Greek πλάγιος (plágios, oblique).

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plagal (comparative more plagal, superlative most plagal)

  1. (music) Designating a mode lying a perfect fourth below the authentic form.
  2. (music) Designating a cadence in which the subdominant chord precedes the tonic.

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