pedal point

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pedal point

n. Music
A note, usually in the bass and on the tonic or the dominant, sustained through harmonic changes in the other parts. Also called organ point.

[point, musical note.]
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pedal point

(ˈpɛdəl)
n
(Classical Music) music a sustained bass note, over which the other parts move bringing about changing harmonies. Often shortened to: pedal
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ped′al point`


n.
a musical tone, as the dominant or tonic, held by the bass while the other parts move independently above it.
Also called ped′al note`.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedal point - a sustained bass note
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
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