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pentatonic scale

(ˌpɛntəˈtɒnɪk)
n
(Classical Music) music any of several scales consisting of five notes, the most commonly encountered one being composed of the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth degrees of the major diatonic scale
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pen′ta•ton′ic scale′

(ˈpɛn təˈtɒn ɪk, ˌpɛn-)
n.
a musical scale of five tones.
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Noun1.pentatonic scale - a gapped scale with five notes; usually the fourth and seventh notes of the diatonic scale are omitted
gapped scale - a musical scale with fewer than seven notes
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