pentatonism

[ pen-tuh-toh-niz-uhm, -to- ]
/ ˈpɛn tə toʊˌnɪz əm, -tɒ- /

noun Music.

the use of a five-tone scale.

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Also pen·ta·ton·i·cism [pen-tuh-ton-uh-siz-uhm]. /ˌpɛn təˈtɒn əˌsɪz əm/.

Origin of pentatonism

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