Also called harmonic minor scale. a scale having half steps between the second and third, fifth and sixth, and seventh and eighth degrees, with whole steps for the other intervals.
Also called melodic minor scale. a scale having the third degree lowered a half step when ascending, and the seventh, sixth, and third degrees lowered a half step when descending.
- Minor salivary gland
minor salivary gland n. Any of the small salivary glands of the oral cavity, including the labial, buccal, molar, lingual, and palatine glands.
noun 1. a Roman Catholic preparatory school where persons planning to enter the priesthood follow a course of secondary education.
noun, Grammar. 1. any sentence that is not a true full sentence; a transformation by deletion from a full sentence. 2. a sentence not having the usual subject-predicate structure, as Down with the dictator!
- Minor seventh chord
noun 1. a chord consisting of a minor triad with an added minor seventh above the root Often shortened to minor seventh Compare major seventh chord