pentatonic

adjective pen·ta·ton·ic \ ˌpen-tə-ˈtä-nik \

Definition of pentatonic

:consisting of five tones; specifically :being or relating to a scale in which the tones are arranged like a major scale with the fourth and seventh tones omitted

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1864


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