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noun hexa·chord \ˈhek-sə-ˌkȯrd\

Definition of hexachord

  1. :  a diatonic series of six tones having a semitone between the third and fourth tones

Origin and Etymology of hexachord

hexa- + Greek chordē string — more at yarn

First Known Use: 1730

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