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Definition of "minor-key" []

  • A key based on notes taken from a corresponding minor scale (noun)

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Use "minor-key" in a sentence
  • "In ordinary life, we recall sequences of events by re-experiencing in a mindful, minor-key way the emotions connecting them."
  • "The extended reading of James's "Devil Got My Woman," a tricky minor-key blues, haunted him too."
  • "By the same token, the vivid portrayal of the Last Judgment that Verdi incorporated into the "Dies irae" movement of his Requiem, with its minor-key trumpet calls and bomblike thwacks on the bass drum, is as exciting as any of his operas—and as "pictorial" as "Jesus Mocked by the Soldiers.""
  • "By the same token, the vivid portrayal of the Last Judgment that Verdi incorporated into the "Dies irae" movement of his Requiem, with its minor-key trumpet calls and bomblike thwacks on the bass drum, is as exciting as any of his operas—and as "pictorial" as "Jesus Mocked by the Soldiers.""