whole step

whole step
noun Date: circa 1899 a musical interval (as C-D or C-B) comprising two half steps — called also whole tone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • whole step — whole′ step n. mad a musical interval, as A–B or B–C♯, encompassing two semitones Also called whole′ tone . • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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

  • whole step —    , whole tone    alternate names for the step2, a unit used in music to express the ratio in frequency between two tones …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • whole step — noun Music an interval of a (whole) tone …   English new terms dictionary

  • whole step — Music. an interval of two semitones, as A B or B C#; a major second. Also called wholetone. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • whole step — noun An interval equal to two half steps or a ratio of 1.122 …   Wiktionary

  • whole step —   Kanipiha (music) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • step — ► NOUN 1) an act of lifting and setting down the foot or alternate feet, as in walking. 2) the distance covered by a step. 3) informal a short and easily walked distance. 4) a flat surface on which to place one s foot when moving from one level… …   English terms 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 — may refer to: *Holism, (from holos, a Greek word meaning all, entire, total) the idea that all the properties of a given system cannot be determined or explained by the sum of its component parts alone * in music, a whole step, or Major second *… …   Wikipedia

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