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  1. semitone, half step(noun)

    the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument


  1. half step(Noun)

    An interval of which there are seven in a fifth or twelve in an octave, consisting of two tones whose frequency ratio is about 1.059 or 18/17.

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