quarter tone

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quarter tone

n
(Music, other) music a quarter of a whole tone; a pitch interval corresponding to 50 cents measured on the well-tempered scale

quar′ter tone`



n.
a musical interval equal to half a semitone.
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Noun1.quarter tone - half of a semitone
musical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
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Last year he was maybe a quarter-step behind on making those plays, on finishing stuff," Chiarelli said.
Rated at 40VDC input and 4 amps per phase output, the D404 can be configured for full-step, half-step, quarter-step and l/8 step resolution.
Minnis says her caucus will support a budget plan that includes several provisions that are a quarter-step away from general tax increases, such as higher taxes on beer and wine, a reduction in the personal exemption on state income tax forms and an increase in the minimum corporate income tax.