slendro

noun
slen·​dro | \ ˈslen-drō How to pronounce slendro (audio) \

Definition of slendro

: 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

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First Known Use of slendro

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Slendro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slendro. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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