Equivocal chord

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(Mus.) a chord which can be resolved into several distinct keys; one whose intervals, being all minor thirds, do not clearly indicate its fundamental tone or root; the chord of the diminished triad, and the diminished seventh.

See also: Equivocal

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It also highlights not only the similarities between Taylor and Evans but also the striking differences: while Taylor shares Evans' delight in a fresh and harmonically equivocal chord voicing, his touch on the piano is crisper and tougher, flinty against the slightly soft-focussed druggy quality that became Evans' characteristic mode.