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semitone

noun [C or] uk   /ˈsem.i.təʊn/  us   /-toʊn/ (US usually half step)
the smallest difference in sound between two notes that are next to each other in the western musical scale
Translations of “semitone”
in Vietnamese nửa cung…
in Spanish semitono…
in Thai ครึ่งเสียงในดนตรี…
in Malaysian separuh tone…
in French demi-ton…
in German der Halbton…
in Chinese (Traditional) (西方音樂中音階的)半音…
in Indonesian setengah nada…
in Chinese (Simplified) (西方音乐中音阶的)半音…
(Definition of semitone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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