scale·​wise | \ ˈskāl-ˌwīz How to pronounce scalewise (audio) \

Definition of scalewise

: stepwise entry 2 sense 2 A four-note scalewise descent in the minor mode has been an image of lament since the Renaissance …— Paul Griffiths, The New York Times, 11 Aug. 2002 … in some of the organ works, he was hypnotized by scalewise movement.— Wilfrid Mellers, Musical Quarterly, October 1954

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Other Words from scalewise

scalewise adverb

First Known Use of scalewise

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scalewise

scale entry 7 + -wise

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“Scalewise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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