Diatonic

Definition of Diatonic

Di`a`ton´ic   Pronunciation: dī`å`tǒn´ĭk
a.1.(Mus.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first.
Diatonic scale
(Mus.) a scale consisting of eight sounds with seven intervals, of which two are semitones and five are whole tones; a modern major or minor scale, as distinguished from the chromatic scale.

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