Definition of Gregorian mode

1. Noun. Any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode.

Exact synonyms: Church Mode, Ecclesiastical Mode, Medieval Mode
Generic synonyms: Mode, Musical Mode



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gregorian Mode

Greeny
Greeves
Greg
Greg Norman
Gregarina
Gregarinia
Gregarinida
Gregg
Gregg Shorthand
Gregor
Gregor Mendel
Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar month
Gregorian chant
Gregorian mode (current term)
Gregorian telescope
Gregory
Gregory Goodwin Pincus
Gregory I
Gregory John Norman
Gregory Nazianzen
Gregory Pincus
Gregory VII
Gregory XIII
Gregory of Nazianzen
Gregory the Great
Gregson
Greig
Greig's syndrome

Literary usage of Gregorian mode

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Gregorian epoch, the time from which the Gregorian calendar or computation dates — that is, the year 1582, — Gregorian mode. See mode. ..."

2. A New School of Gregorian Chant by Dominicus Johner (1906)
"It belongs in point of fact to the 1st Gregorian mode, the movement is in free rhythm (in contradistinction to time), and it is divided into two unequal ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1866)
"But this is a plagal or Gregorian mode ; not an Ambrosian. Hence, either the fourth tone does not belong exclusively to the fourth mode ; or the fourth mode ..."

4. A New Treatise on the Use of the Globes; Or, A Philosophical View of the by Thomas Keith (1832)
"62), the difference is 11 minutes 12 seconds in 1 year, or 3 days 2 hours 40 minutes in 400 years; but the Gregorian mode of reckoning provides for the 3 ..."

5. The Organ in France: A Study of Its Mechanical Construction, Tonal by Wallace Goodrich (1917)
"... Gregorian mode. adj. Modern. ant. Ancien. adv. Less. Au moins, at least. nm Half. Bolte ouverte a moitie, swell-box half open. nf The Diapason of the ..."

6. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1894)
"It is further distinguished from the Gregorian mode by this other characteristic, that instead of singing in a uniform monotone of simple notes of equal ..."

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