Di`a*ton"ic(d`*tn"k), a. [L. diatonicus, diatonus, Gr. , , fr. to stretch out; dia` through + to stretch: cf. F. diatonique. See Tone.] (Mus.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first.
(Mus.), a scale consisting of eight sounds with seven intervals, of which two are semitones and five are whole tones; a modern major or minor scale, as distinguished from the
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