degree
(deh-GREE)


[Eng.]


  1. The tones of the diatonic scale. The first degree of the scale is the tonic, the second is the supertonic, the third is the mediant, the fourth is the subdominant, the fifth is the dominant, the sixth is the submediant, the seventh is the leading tone.

    See also scale.

  2. Each line and space on the musical staff.


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