pentatonic [pen΄tə tän′ik]
designating or of a musical scale having five tones to the octave

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pen·ta·ton·ic (pĕn'tə-tŏnʹĭk) adj. Music
Of or using only five tones, usually the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth tones of a diatonic scale.

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