• Definition for "pentatone"
    • In old and medieval music, an interval containing…
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pentatone definition

  • noun:
    • In old and medieval music, an interval containing five whole steps—that is, an augmented 6th. Compare tritone.
    • a gapped scale with five records; often the fourth and 7th records of diatonic scale are omitted
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