a key or mode based on a minor scale.
a less jubilant or more restrained mood, atmosphere, or quality:
The conversation shifted to a minor key with news of the defeat.
(music) a key based on notes taken from a corresponding minor scale
[mahy-ner-leeg] /ˈmaɪ nərˈlig/ adjective 1. of or relating to a minor league. 2. of little import or consequence: a painter with a minor-league talent. noun 1. any association of professional sports teams other than the major leagues, especially when the member teams are associated with or controlled by major-league teams, which use them as training […]
noun, Music. 1. a scale or key in which the third degree is a minor third above the tonic. noun 1. (music) any arrangement of notes present in or characteristic of a minor scale or key
[mahy-ner-lee-ger] /ˈmaɪ nərˈli gər/ noun 1. a member of a minor-league team. 2. Informal. a person whose skill or ability is suited only to a or to a minor role in life.
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. the degree or grade of acolyte, exorcist, lector, or ostiary.