hexachord

noun
hexa·​chord | \ ˈhek-sə-ˌkȯrd How to pronounce hexachord (audio) \

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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“Hexachord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexachord. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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