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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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17-18 yields dominant to subdominant to mediant to dominant seventh in second inversion to tonic, creating smooth voice leading between the root position triad and the inverted seventh chord, and prolonging the dominant function until its resolution to tonic.
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