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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals adj. - Based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of Western music.

Usage examples (32)
  • There are many types of button accordions, usually with the buttons arranged in diatonic rows.
  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The diatonic chord substitution.
  • Their song now lifts, scatters along a diatonic scale.
  • Scale from Seven (7) diatonic up to twelve (12) chromatic. for more
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