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major scale
C major scale

major scale

n. Music
A diatonic scale having half steps between the third and fourth and the seventh and eighth degrees and whole steps between the other adjacent degrees.

ma′jor scale′


n.
a musical scale consisting of a series of whole steps except for half steps between the third and fourth and seventh and eighth degrees.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.major scale - a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8thmajor scale - a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
musical mode, mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
C major, C major scale, scale of C major - (music) the major scale having no sharps or flats