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ˌdaɪ əˈtɒn ɪkdi·a·ton·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diatonicadjective

    based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals

  2. diatonicadjective

    based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of western music


  1. diatonicadjective

    Within the boundaries of a musical scale, most commonly the Western major or minor tonalities that have octaves of seven notes in a particular configuration

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diatonicadjective

    pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first

  2. Etymology: [L. diatonicus, diatonus, Gr. , , fr. to stretch out; dia` through + to stretch: cf. F. diatonique. See Tone.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diatonic

    dī-a-ton′ik, adj. proceeding by the tones and intervals of the natural scale in music.—adv. Diaton′ically. [Gr.,—dia, through, tonos, tone.]

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  1. actinoid

  2. dication

  3. naticoid

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diatonic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diatonic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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