mode Idioms & Phrases


a la mode

  • adjective satellite in the current fashion or style
    in vogue; in style; modish; latest.
  • adverb with ice cream on top or on the side
    • we served the apple pie a la mode
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asynchronous transfer mode

  • noun a means of digital communications that is capable of very high speeds; suitable for transmission of images or voice or video as well as data
    ATM.
    • ATM is used for both LAN and WAN
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church mode

  • noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
    Gregorian mode; church mode; ecclesiastical mode.
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church modes

  • noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
    Gregorian mode; church mode; ecclesiastical mode.
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Church" modes`

Definitions
  1. (Mus.) The modes or scales used in ancient church music. See Gregorian.
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Dorian mode

  • (Mus.), the first of the authentic church modes or tones, from D to D, resembling our D minor scale, but with the B natural.
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ecclesiastical mode

  • noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
    Gregorian mode; church mode; ecclesiastical mode.
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Ecclesiastical modes

  • noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
    Gregorian mode; church mode; ecclesiastical mode.
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  • (Mus.), the church modes, or the scales anciently used.
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Epistolographic charactermode of writing

  • the same as Demotic character. See under Demotic.
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greek mode

  • noun any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece
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gregorian mode

  • noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
    Gregorian mode; church mode; ecclesiastical mode.
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Gregorian modes

  • noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
    Gregorian mode; church mode; ecclesiastical mode.
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  • the musical scales ordained by Pope Gregory the Great, and named after the ancient Greek scales, as Dorian, Lydian, etc.
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Ionic, ∨ Ionian, mode

  • (Mus.), an ancient mode, supposed to correspond with the modern major scale of C.
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major mode

  • noun a key whose harmony is based on the major scale
    major key.
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medieval mode

  • noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
    Gregorian mode; church mode; ecclesiastical mode.
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Minor mode

  • noun a key based on the minor scale
    minor key.
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  • (Mus.), that mode, or scale, in which the third and sixth are minor, much used for mournful and solemn subjects.
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mixolydian mode

Mix`o*lyd"i*an mode`

Etymology
Gr. a mixing + E. Lydian.
Definitions
  1. (Mus.) The seventh ecclesiastical mode, whose scale commences on G.
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musical mode

  • noun any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
    mode.
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Phrygian mode

  • (Mus.), one of the ancient Greek modes, very bold and vehement in style; so called because fabled to have been invented by the Phrygian Marsyas. Moore (Encyc. of Music).
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Potential mood, ∨ mode

  • (Gram.), that form of the verb which is used to express possibility, liberty, power, will, obligation, or necessity, by the use of may, can, must, might, could, would, or should; as, I may go; he can write.
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Æolian mode

  • (Mus.), one of the ancient Greek and early ecclesiastical modes.
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