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diatonicism

[ dahy-uh-ton-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈtɒn əˌsɪz əm /
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noun
the use of diatonic harmony; composition in a diatonic idiom.
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Origin of diatonicism

First recorded in 1930–35; diatonic + -ism
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