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heptachord

[hep-tuh-kawrd] /ˈhɛp təˌkɔrd/
noun
1.
a musical scale of seven notes.
2.
an interval of a seventh.
3.
an ancient Greek stringed instrument.
Origin of heptachord
1720-1730
From the Greek word heptáchordos, dating back to 1720-30. See hepta-, chord1
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