pentachord

noun pen·ta·chord \ˈpentəˌkȯrd\

Definition of pentachord

  1. 1 :  an ancient musical instrument with five strings

  2. 2 :  a diatonic system of five tones

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Origin and Etymology of pentachord

Greek pentachordon, from neuter of pentachordos five-stringed, from penta- + -chordos stringed (from chordē string) — more at cord


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