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minor scale

n. Music
A diatonic scale having a semitone between the second and third degrees and any of several intervalic arrangements above the fifth.
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mi′nor scale′


n.
a musical scale having half steps between the second and third, fifth and sixth, and sometimes seventh and eighth degrees.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.minor scale - a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6thminor scale - a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th
musical mode, mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
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