Definition of tetrachord
: a diatonic series of four tones with an interval of a perfect fourth between the first and last
Origin of tetrachord
Greek tetrachordon, from neuter of tetrachordos of four strings, from tetra- + chordē string — more at yarn
First Known Use: 1603
Rhymes with tetrachord
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