Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek music: A diatonic series of seven tones, containing five whole steps and one half-step (between the third and fourth tones)
- n. The interval of the major seventh.
- n. An instrument with seven strings.
- n. music A system of seven sounds.
- n. music A lyre with seven chords.
- n. poetry A composition sung to the sound of seven chords or tones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A system of seven sounds.
- n. A lyre with seven chords.
- n. (Anc. Poet.) A composition sung to the sound of seven chords or tones.
- Ancient Greek seven-stringed, seven + chord: compare French heptacorde. See seven and chord. (Wiktionary)
“He added three new strings to the cithara, which had consisted only of four, and this heptachord was employed by Pindar, and remained long in high repute; he was also the first who marked the different tones in music.”
“ According to Cicero, and his commentator, Macrobius, the lunar tone is the gravest and faintest on the planetary heptachord.”
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