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The third tone in a diatonic musical scale, determining the major or minor quality of the tonic chord.

[Italian mediante, from Late Latin mediāns, mediant-, present participle of mediāre, to be in the middle, from Latin medius, middle; see medium.]


(Music, other) music
a. the third degree of a major or minor scale
b. (as modifier): a mediant chord.
[C18: from Italian mediante, from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle]


(ˈmi di ənt)

the third tone of an ascending diatonic scale.
[1720–30; < Italian mediante < Late Latin mediant- (s. of mediāns)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mediant - (music) the third note of a diatonic scalemediant - (music) the third note of a diatonic scale; midway between the tonic and the dominant
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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