heptachord

noun
hep·​ta·​chord | \ -ˌkȯrd \

Definition of heptachord

1 : a 7-stringed lyre of ancient Greece
2 : a diatonic scale of seven notes or tones
3 : the interval of a seventh

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History and Etymology for heptachord

Late Latin heptachordus with seven strings, from Greek heptachordos, from hepta- + -chordos stringed

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“Heptachord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptachord. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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