pentatonic
adjective Date: 1864 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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  • pentatonic — PENTATÓNIC, Ă, pentatonice, adj. (muz.; în sintagmele) Gamă pentatonică = gamă alcătuită din cinci trepte, fără semitonuri, care stă la baza muzicii populare chineze, tătare, scoţiene etc. Sistem pentatonic = sistem muzical care se bazează pe o… …   Dicționar Român

  • pentatonic — [pen΄tə tän′ik] adj. 〚see PENTA & TONIC〛 designating or of a musical scale having five tones to the octave * * * pen·ta·ton·ic (pĕn tə tŏnʹĭk) adj. Music Of or using only fiv …   Universalium

  • pentatonic — англ. [пэнтато/уник] Pentatonik нем. [пэнтато/ник] pentatonique фр. [пантатони/к] пентатоника …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • pentatonic — ► ADJECTIVE Music ▪ of or referring to a scale of five notes …   English terms dictionary

  • pentatonic — [pen΄tə tän′ik] adj. [see PENTA & TONIC] designating or of a musical scale having five tones to the octave …   English World dictionary

  • pentatonic — adjective Based on five tones. The middle movement is completely pentatonic, giving it an unusual sound. See Also: diatonic, pentatonic scale …   Wiktionary

  • pentatonic — adj. of or pertaining to a pentatonic scale; composed of five tones …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pentatònic — pen|ta|tò|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • pentatonic — [ˌpɛntə tɒnɪk] adjective Music relating to, based on, or denoting a scale of five notes. Derivatives pentatonicism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • pentatonic — pen·ta·tonic …   English syllables

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