AskDefine | Define plagal

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Etymology

From plagalis, from plaga, from plagius, from Byzantine Greek ‘plagal’, ‘oblique’.

Pronunciation

/ˈpleɪgəl/

Adjective

  1. Designating a mode lying a perfect fourth below the authentic form.
  2. Designating a cadence in which the subdominant chord precedes the tonic.

Derived terms

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