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  • n. A semitone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See semitone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek music, the interval of a half-tone; a perfect fourth less two tones, represented by the ratio 256:243: not exactly equivalent to a modern semitone.

Etymologies

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Latin hemitonium, from Ancient Greek.

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