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semitonemore about semitone

semitone


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Semitone  \Sem"i*tone\,  n.  [Pref.  semi-  +  tone.  CF  {Hemitone}.] 
  (Mus.) 
  Half  a  tone;  --  the  name  commonly  applied  to  the  smaller 
  intervals  of  the  diatonic  scale. 
 
  Note:  There  is  an  impropriety  in  the  use  of  this  word  and 
  half  step  is  now  preferred.  See  {Tone}.  --J.  S.  Dwight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  semitone 
  n  :  the  musical  interval  between  adjacent  keys  on  a  keyboard 
  instrument  [syn:  {half  step}] 




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