hexachord

noun
hexa·chord | \ ˈhek-sə-ˌkȯrd \

Definition of hexachord 

: a diatonic series of six tones having a semitone between the third and fourth tones

First Known Use of hexachord

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexachord

hexa- + Greek chordē string — more at yarn

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