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Definition of leading tone
leading toneSensible Sen"si*ble, a. [F., fr. L. sensibilis, fr. sensus
1. Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible
through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the
mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or
understanding; ?????? heat; sensible resistance.
Air is sensible to the touch by its motion.
The disgrace was more sensible than the pain. --Sir
Any very sensible effect upon the prices of things.
2. Having the capacity of receiving impressions from external
objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of
the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or
Would your cambric were sensible as your finger.
3. Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected;
having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also,
readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as,
a sensible thermometer. ``With affection wondrous
4. Perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or
the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be
convinced; satisfied; persuaded.
He [man] can not think at any time, waking or
sleeping, without being sensible of it. --Locke.
They are now sensible it would have been better to
comply than to refuse. --Addison.
5. Having moral perception; capable of being affected by
moral good or evil.
6. Possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or
characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise.
Now a sensible man, by and by a fool. --Shak.
Sensible note or tone (Mus.), the major seventh note of
any scale; -- so called because, being but a half step
below the octave, or key tone, and naturally leading up to
that, it makes the ear sensible of its approaching sound.
Called also the leading tone.
Sensible horizon. See Horizon, n., 2.
Syn: Intelligent; wise.
Usage: Sensible, Intelligent. We call a man sensible
whose judgments and conduct are marked and governed by
sound judgment or good common semse. We call one
intelligent who is quick and clear in his
understanding, i. e., who discriminates readily and
nicely in respect to difficult and important
distinction. The sphere of the sensible man lies in
matters of practical concern; of the intelligent man,
in subjects of intellectual interest. ``I have been
tired with accounts from sensible men, furnished with
matters of fact which have happened within their own
knowledge.' --Addison. ``Trace out numerous footsteps
. . . of a most wise and intelligent architect
throughout all this stupendous fabric.' --Woodward.
Meaning of leading tone from wikipedia
- In music
theory, a leading
a subsemitone, and a leading
-note in the UK) is a note or pitch which resolves
or "leads" to a note one semitone...
- secondary leading
is a secondary chord
that is rooted
on a tone
that is a leading
of (in short, has a strong affinity
to) a tone
to (1, ♭3, ♭5, ♮6). The diminished seventh chord occurs
as a leading
-tone seventh chord
in the harmonic minor
scale. It typically
- temperament". The whole-tone scale
has no leading tone
are the same distance
apart, "no single tone stands
out, [and] the scale
- chords, and ninth chords typically
-tone seventh chords
may also have dominant
function. In very much...
- or both chords
are inverted. Leading
IAC: The penultimate
with a chord based
on the leading
(viio chord). An evaded
each note move outwards
one step. In Landini's version, an escape tone
in the upper voice narrows
the interval briefly
to a perfect fifth
- the leading
of the scale, which
has a strong tendency
to pull towards
of the key (e.g., in C, the third
of G7, B, is the leading tone
- a result
theory. However, the absence
of the leading tone
from the ♭VII chord suggests
that the progression originated before
- The Chieftains' iconic
(Chieftains IV). Leading tone Leading tones
are the seventh
the tonic, so named because
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