ALL meanings of semitone

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  • noun semitone music: half-note 1
  • noun semitone a pitch interval halfway between two whole tones. 1
  • countable noun semitone In Western music, a semitone is the smallest interval between two musical notes. Two semitones are equal to one tone. 0
  • noun semitone 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 0
  • noun semitone the difference in pitch between any two immediately adjacent keys on the piano; half of a whole tone 0
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