half step definition

  • noun:
    • Music See semitone.
    • A marching step of 15 ins (38 centimeters) at fast some time 18 inches (46 centimeters) at double time.
    • An interval that you will find seven in a fifth or twelve in an octave, composed of two tones whose regularity ratio is about 1.059 or 18/17.
    • In songs, a semitone. See semitone, step, and tone.
    • the musical interval between adjacent secrets on a keyboard tool
  • adjective:
    • a semitone; the smallest difference of pitch or period, utilized in music.

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