Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A system of seven sounds.
  • n. A lyre with seven chords.
  • n. A composition sung to the sound of seven chords or tones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. A system of seven sounds.
  • n. A lyre with seven chords.
  • n. A composition sung to the sound of seven chords or tones.

from The 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.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek seven-stringed, seven + chord: compare French heptacorde. See seven and chord. (Wiktionary)

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