whole tone
noun see whole step

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • whole tone — n. Music an interval consisting of two adjacent semitones: also whole step * * * …   Universalium

  • whole tone — n. Music an interval consisting of two adjacent semitones: also whole step …   English World dictionary

  • whole tone — noun a musical interval of two semitones • Syn: ↑tone, ↑step, ↑whole step • Hypernyms: ↑interval, ↑musical interval * * * noun see whole step * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • whole tone — /ˈhoʊl toʊn/ (say hohl tohn) noun a musical interval of two semitones, as A B or C D; a major second. Also, US, whole step …   Australian English dictionary

  • Whole tone scale — Qualities Number of pitch classes 6 Maximal evenness Degenerate well formed collection In music, a whole tone scale is a scale in which each note is separated from its neighbors by the interval of a whole …   Wikipedia

  • whole-tone scale — whole′ tone scale′ n. mad a musical scale progressing entirely by whole tones, as C, D, E, F♯, G♯, A♯, C …   From formal English to slang

  • whole-tone scale — /hohl tohn /, Music. a scale progressing entirely by whole tones, as C, D, E, F#, G#, A#, C. * * * ▪ music  in music, a scalar arrangement of pitches, each separated from the next by a whole tone step (or whole step), in contradistinction to the… …   Universalium

  • whole-tone scale — noun : a musical scale progressing by whole steps * * * /hohl tohn /, Music. a scale progressing entirely by whole tones, as C, D, E, F#, G#, A#, C. * * * wholeˈ tone scale noun (music) Either of two scales produced by beginning on one of any two …   Useful english dictionary

  • whole-tone scale — noun Music a scale consisting entirely of intervals of a tone, with no semitones …   English new terms dictionary

  • whole-tone scale — /ˌhoʊl toʊn ˈskeɪl/ (say .hohl tohn skayl) noun a musical scale entirely constructed from whole tones …   Australian English dictionary

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