slendro

noun

slen·​dro ˈslen-drō How to pronounce slendro (audio)
: a pentatonic tuning employed for Javanese gamelans that divides the octave into five roughly similar intervals
Any pair of notes in the slendro scale, it is generally agreed, sound satisfactory together. Richard Pickvance, A Gamelan Manual, 2005
compare pelog

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slendro was in 1930

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“Slendro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slendro. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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