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 ?
However, it was later renamed C# (pronounced 'C sharp'), which is a musical note that is a semi-tone higher than the 'C' note.
this is atone and semi-tone scale with no mention of any quarter tones whatsoever.
Virtually all their songs were performed a semi-tone or more below the original key and all sounded spot on.
Sung from the point of view of the novel's doomed heroine Catherine Earnshaw, taking lines directly from the book, it launched Bush and her trademark high-pitched voice, sounding almost a fraction of a semi-tone out of tune, onto the world stage.
I reckon Cohen's voice drops a semi-tone with each year of his life, so now it's like a bass rumble and you can almost feel your chest cavity vibrating as he sings.