Definitions of semitone

  1. the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Half a tone; - the name commonly applied to the smaller intervals of the diatonic scale. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Half a tone: one of the lesser intervals of the musical scale, as from B to C. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Half a major tone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Half a tone. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. One of the smallest intervals of the musical scale; half a tone. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for semitone

  1. The tenor, taking the phrase from the mezzo, dropped a little more, and when the basso got through with it, they were a full semitone lower. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  2. At any rate, the two vary by the interval of a semitone – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason