semitone

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sem·i·tone

 (sĕm′ē-tōn′, sĕm′ī-)
n. Music
An interval equal to a half tone in the standard diatonic scale. Also called half step, halftone.

sem′i·to′nal adj.
sem′i·to′nal·ly adv.

semitone

(ˈsɛmɪˌtəʊn)
n
(Music, other) an interval corresponding to a frequency difference of 100 cents as measured in the system of equal temperament, and denoting the pitch difference between certain adjacent degrees of the diatonic scale (diatonic semitone) or between one note and its sharpened or flattened equivalent (chromatic semitone); minor second. Also called (US and Canadian): half step Compare whole tone
semitonic adj
ˌsemiˈtonally adv

sem•i•tone

(ˈsɛm iˌtoʊn, ˈsɛm aɪ-)

n.
a musical pitch halfway between two whole tones.
[1600–10]
sem`i•ton′al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semitone - the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument
musical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
Translations
نِصْف دَرَجَة في السُّلَّم الموسيقي
půltón
halvtone
félhang
hálftónn
pustonis
pustonis
poltón
yarım ton

semitone

[ˈsemɪtəʊn] Nsemitono m

semitone

[ˈsɛmitəʊn] n (MUSIC)demi-ton m

semitone

[ˈsɛmɪˌtəʊn] n (Mus) → semitono

semitone

(ˈsemitəun) noun
half a tone in the musical scale. F sharp is a semitone above F natural.
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, the interval of G to G-sharp was a minor or chromatic semitone, while G to A-flat was a major or diatonic semitone.
Galliard says that these really entail progressions either that rise by a chromatic semitone, or involve a "deceitful" interval (i.
And there are motets, like the five-voice Exaudi Domine and Inclina Deus meus, which show a remarkable freedom in dissonance treatment (augmented 5ths on both accented and unaccented parts of the tactus in the first and simultaneously sounded chromatic semitones in the second), leading me to think that the editorial suggestion at bar 68 of Exaudi Domine may not be what Francois wanted, taking into account also the descending major 6th that results.