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[pen-tuh-ton-ik, pen-] /ˈpɛn təˈtɒn ɪk, ˌpɛn-/

noun, Music.
a scale having five tones to an octave, as one having intervals that correspond to the five black keys of a piano octave.
(music) any of several scales consisting of five notes, the most commonly encountered one being composed of the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth degrees of the major diatonic scale


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