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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music 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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  • n. One of the diatonic scales; a group of notes or musical pitches in a particular pattern, used to make melodies. The pattern for a major scale is:

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the natural diatonic scale, which has semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and fourth, and seventh and eighth degrees; the scale of the major mode, of which the third is major. See Scale, and Diatonic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th

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