hexa·​chord ˈhek-sə-ˌkȯrd How to pronounce hexachord (audio)
: a diatonic series of six tones having a semitone between the third and fourth tones

Word History


hexa- + Greek chordē string — more at yarn

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hexachord was in 1730

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“Hexachord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexachord. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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