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hexachord

[ hek-suh-kawrd ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌkɔrd /
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noun Music.
a diatonic series of six tones having, in medieval music, a half step between the third and fourth tones and whole steps between the others.
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Origin of hexachord

First recorded in 1685–95, hexachord is from the Late Greek word hexáchordos having six strings. See hexa-, chord1
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British Dictionary definitions for hexachord

hexachord
/ (ˈhɛksəˌkɔːd) /

noun
(in medieval musical theory) any of three diatonic scales based upon C, F, and G, each consisting of six notes, from which solmization was developed
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