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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music A note, usually in the bass and on the tonic or the dominant, sustained through harmonic changes in the other parts. Also called organ point.

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  • n. A sustained bass pitch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sustained bass note

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

point, musical note.

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