Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, the tonic triad of any key (tonality). See triad.

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Examples

  • But if after this a seventh on the dominant is played, followed by the original key-chord

    Purcell

  • This is a crude description in which much is left out, but it will serve to enable the reader to understand how passages widely different in character are bound together into a coherent whole by the composer continuously leading the ear to expect something -- that something being the original key-chord, and, while offering many things, only finally satisfying the ear's craving when the movement is coming to

    Haydn

  • This is a crude description in which much is left out, but it will serve to enable the reader to understand how passages widely different in character are bound together into a coherent whole by the composer continuously leading the ear to expect something ” that something being the original key-chord, and, while offering many things, only finally satisfying the ear's craving when the movement is coming to a finish.

    Haydn

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