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mi'nor scale'




1. Also called harmonic minor scale. a scale having half steps between the second and third, fifth and sixth, and seventh and eighth degrees, with whole steps for the other intervals.
2. Also called melodic minor scale. a scale having the third degree lowered a half step when ascending, and the seventh, sixth, and third degrees lowered a half step when descending.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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