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half stepnoun [C]

uk   us   US (UK semitone)
the ​smallestdifference in ​sound between two ​notes that are next to each other in the ​Westernmusical scale
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(Definition of half step from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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half stepnoun [C]

 /ˈhæf ˌstep/
music the ​smallestdifference in ​sound between two ​notes that are next to each other in a ​musical scale (= ​series of ​notes)
(Definition of half step from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (西方音乐中音阶的)半音…
in Chinese (Traditional) (西方音樂中音階的)半音…
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