from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The natural diatonic scale, which has semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth notes, and whole tones between the other notes; the scale of the major mode, of which the third is major; also called major scale. See scale, and diatonic.
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- n. a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
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