Harmonic triad

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(Mus.) the chord of a note with its third and fifth; the common chord.

See also: Harmonic

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For example, he describes the music of "heathens" thus: "For just as they had no true knowledge of God in that they did not recognize the Trinity in God, they also could not recognize the harmonic triad, for they did not consider the third to be a consonance, even though harmony without the addition of the third is quite deficient and incomplete, yea, even lifeless" (p.