Hemitone
Hemitone \Hem"i*tone\, n. [L. hemitonium, Gr. ?.] See {Semitone}.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Semitone — Sem i*tone, n. [Pref. semi + tone. CF. {Hemitone}.] (Mus.) Half a tone; the name commonly applied to the smaller intervals of the diatonic scale. [1913 Webster] Note: There is an impropriety in the use of this word, and half step is now preferred …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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