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Etymology

From Middle French dominant.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dominant

Plural
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  1. (music) The fifth major tone of a musical scale (five major steps above the note in question); thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
  2. (music) The triad built on the dominant tone.

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
dominant

Comparative
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  1. Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.

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French

Pronunciation

Verb form

dominant

  1. Past participle of dominer.

Adjective

dominant m. (f. dominante, m. plural dominants, f. plural dominantes)

  1. dominant

German

Adjective

dominant (comparative dominanter, superlative am dominantesten)

  1. dominant

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