noun di·a·pen·te \ˌdīəˈpentē, -en‧ˌtē\

Definition of diapente



  1. :  the interval or consonance of the fifth in ancient music

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Origin and Etymology of diapente

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

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