church mode


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church mode

n.
Any of eight scales of medieval music, each distinguished by its ending note, its arrangement of pitches in intervals, and its range.

church mode

n
(Music, other) music a less common name for mode3a

church′ mode`


n.
any of eight modal scales used in Gregorian chant and other liturgical music.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.church mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600church mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
musical mode, mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
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