Synonyms of diatonic


1. diatonic (vs. chromatic)

usage: based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals

2. diatonic, tonal (vs. atonal)

usage: based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of western music

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