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Meaning of hypolydian mode

hy'po•lyd'i•an mode'

Pronunciation: (hī'pō-lid'ē-un, hip'ō-, hī"pō-, hip"ō-), [key]
— Music. Music.
  1. a plagal church mode represented on the white keys of a keyboard instrument by an ascending scale from C to C, with the final on F.
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