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ˈpleɪ gəlpla·gal

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  1. plagal(Adjective)

    Designating a mode lying a perfect fourth below the authentic form.

  2. plagal(Adjective)

    Designating a cadence in which the subdominant chord precedes the tonic.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plagal(adj)

    having a scale running from the dominant to its octave; -- said of certain old church modes or tunes, as opposed to those called authentic, which ran from the tonic to its octave

  2. Origin: [F., from Gr. pla`gios sidewise, slanting.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plagal

    plā′gal, adj. in Gregorian music, denoting a mode or melody in which the final is in the middle of the compass instead of at the bottom—opp. to Authentic. [Gr. plagios, sidewise—plagos, a side.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plagal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plagal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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