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The mode represented by the natural diatonic scale G–G (containing a minor 7th).
- ‘The jazz breakdowns, blistering arpeggios, and almost-catchy outro make it worth waiting through entire minutes of mindless Mixolydian mode improvising.’
- ‘The measured movement of the shortlined rhyming verses creates his openhearted simplicity: which Britten echoes by setting the narrative in open-eared Anglican liturgical incantation, in the Mixolydian mode on B (flat).’
- ‘The strident main theme, based on the Mixolydian mode, uses a ‘pedal’ note - a recurring bass note drone on which to pin the harmonic changes above it.’’
- ‘Much is made of their singing in the Mixolydian mode.’
Late 16th century: Mixolydian from Greek mixo-ludios ‘half-Lydian’ + -an.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.