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semitone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
semitonesem‧i‧tone /ˈsemitəʊn $ -toʊn/ noun [countable] British English  APMthe difference in pitch between any two notes that are next to each other on a piano syn half step American English
Examples from the Corpus
semitoneThe remainder is a retrograde of the same series a semitone lower.In the following bars the conflict is even greater, as the note relationships are closer - tones and semitones.You've got that constant semitone - that distended quality which is lovely.The pitch shifter is particularly impressive, offering a full octave above or below in semitone steps.The last bar is full of counter-movement, both in semitones and thirds.The first two-bar phrase uses all twelve semitones except A.
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