Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a semitone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a semitone; consisting of a semitone, or of semitones.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a semitone; consisting of a semitone or of semitones.

Etymologies

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semitone +‎ -ic

Examples

  • At times diction may assume what may be called a _pathetic drift_, and for the suitable interpretation of this drift semitonic intervals may be used, and the mode of progression cease for a space to be diatonic and become semitonic, or _chromatic_, as it is called.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

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