whole tone


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whole step

n
(Music, other) an interval of two semitones; a frequency difference of 200 cents in the system of equal temperament. Often shortened to: tone
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Noun1.whole tone - a musical interval of two semitones
musical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
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Darling could not leave it hanging out at the window, it looked so like the washing and lowered the whole tone of the house.
The whole tone of that letter was wrong, quite wrong.
The whole tone of the article was one of negativity, even when the data gathered was clearly quite encouraging, but this has been the overriding stance around Brexit since the referendum.
Halfway through, traditional northern beats via the zeer baghali, the hand drum native to Pashtun culture, played by bandmember Shiraz Khan, changes the whole tone of the cover that goes from being somewhat beautiful yet sombre to a little more celebratory something you can tap your feet to.
Everton's plans would change the whole tone and attitude towards the local area.
The whole tone is positive despite the very sad circumstances that undoubtedly led to Honore becoming orphaned.
Paddy, who became a household name after winning the Monte Carlo and Acropolis rallies in the iconic red Mini, as well as competing at Le Mans, Daytona in the USA and the epic London-Sydney Marathon, added: "I've been driving for more than six decades and being thanked or thanking someone changes the whole tone of a journey.
He set the whole tone of the match after only one minute and four seconds when a clever forward lob sent in Kenedy who managed to get in front of Southampton's rightback Cedric Soares to chest the ball beyond the defender and on to his favoured left foot.
Yet a couple of errors from former Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno - echoing his performance against the same opponents in the Europa League final - turned the whole tone of the contest, as Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice after the break.
To these modes we add pentatonic, whole tone, octatonic, synthetic (unclassified), and chromatic scales.
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