What is diminished?

  • (adj): (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use.
    Synonyms: atrophied, wasted
    See also — Additional definitions below


Diminished is to make smaller or less or to cause to appear so.

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Half Diminished Scale
... The half diminished scale is a musical scale more commonly known as "Locrian ♮2", name which avoids confusion with the diminished scales (see octatonic scales) and the half-diminished seventh ...
Synthetic Mode - Symmetric Diminished and Inverse Symmetric Diminished Scales
... As such, they are both symmetric scales and are used in diminished context, albeit in a different manner ... They are also the result of superimposing two diminished seventh chords set either half a step or a whole step from each other ... The symmetric diminished scale, also known as "half-whole", goes as follows 1 ♭2 ♯2 3 ♯4 6 ... ♭7 It can be applied to a dominant chord, the root of which can be ...
Diminished Chord
... Diminished chord can refer to Diminished triad Diminished seventh chord. ...
Augmented Unison - Diminished Unison
... The augmented unison is occasionally referred to also as a diminished unison ... reject the possibility or utility of the diminished unison on the grounds that any alteration to the unison increases its size, thus augmenting rather than diminishing it ...
... Diminished is to make smaller or less or to cause to appear so ... Diminished may also refer to Diminution in Music Diminished A song in alternative rock band R.E.M.'s 1998 album Up↑ ...

More definitions of "diminished":

  • (adj): Made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth).
    Synonyms: belittled, small
  • (adj): (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval.
    Example: "A diminished fifth"

Famous quotes containing the word diminished:

    Obscurantism is the academic theorist’s revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity—a way of proclaiming one’s superiority in the face of one’s diminished influence.
    David Lehman (b. 1948)

    If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

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