diapente

noun

di·​a·​pen·​te
ˌdīəˈpentē,
-en‧ˌtē
plural -s
: the interval or consonance of the fifth in ancient music

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek () dia pente (chordōn symphōnia) the concord through five notes, from dia through + pente five

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“Diapente.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diapente. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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