Pentatonic meaning

pĕntə-tŏnĭk
Of or using only five tones, usually the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth tones of a diatonic scale.
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Designating or of a musical scale having five tones to the octave.
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(music) Based on five tones.

The middle movement is completely pentatonic, giving it an unusual sound.

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Origin of pentatonic

  • penta- +"Ž tonic

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