from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A diatonic scale having half steps between the third and fourth and the seventh and eighth degrees and whole steps between the other adjacent degrees.
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- noun One of the
diatonicscales; a group of notesor musical pitchesin a particular pattern, used to make melodies. The pattern for a major scale is:
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
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