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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.
Adj.1.diatonic - based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals
Antonyms:
chromatic - based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones; "a chromatic scale"
2.diatonic - based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of Western music
tonal
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