gapped scale


: a musical scale derived from a larger system of tones by omitting certain tones

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gapped scale was in 1910

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“Gapped scale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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