What does half step mean?

Definitions for half step

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Princeton's WordNet

  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of half step in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of half step in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Armentano:

    At best, it could be seen as a half-step, but not a full step, to embracing the actual medical utility of cannabis.

  2. Allen Toussaint:

    Our upright wasn't much of a piano — it was a half-step flat the entire time we owned it — but that piano was everything to me. It was dark mahogany, almost black, with rouge crimps all over it. I took about eight piano lessons before my teacher gave up on me. I loved boogie-woogie and hillbilly music and gospel too much.

Images & Illustrations of half step

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