Definition of Semitones

1. Noun. (plural of semitone) ¹



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Definition of Semitones

1. semitone [n] - See also: semitone

Lexicographical Neighbors of Semitones

semitasteful
semitaur
semitaurs
semitendinosus
semitendinous
semiterete
semiterrestrial
semitertian
semitheatrical
semitic
semitist
semitists
semitonal
semitonally
semitone
semitones
semitonic
semitonically
semitragic
semitrailer
semitrailers
semitrained
semitrance
semitransept
semitransepts
semitranslucent
semitransparencies
semitransparency
semitransparent
semitrivial

Literary usage of Semitones

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of by Charles Hutton (1815)
"There are several species of semitones; but those that tisn.illy occur in ... The octave «mums 10 semitones major, and 2 dieses, nearly, or 17 semitones ..."

2. A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts by Thomas Young (1845)
"In this system of temperament, the fifths, which consist of .seven semitones, are a little too flat, that is, the interval is a little too small; ..."

3. Course of Harmony: Being a Manual of Instruction in the Principles of by Lucien H. Southard (1855)
"The Diminished Third consists of two Semitones. The Minor Third consists of ... The Major Third consists of four Semitones. The Tierce (§ 6, last clause of ..."

4. Ancient Scotish Melodies, from a Manuscript of the Reign of King James VI by William Dauney (1838)
"... that the notes most difficult to execute with the voice are those which involve semitones, it has been assumed that the scale most natural to nations, ..."

5. An elementary treatise on musical intervals and temperament by Robert Holford Macdowall Bosanquet (1876)
"We have then only to find out how many and what semitones go to the octave, ... Now the theory will tell us that five seven-fifths semitones added to seven ..."

6. The Musical World (1877)
"All had before been taught that diatonic and chromatic semitones were not alike. I had noticed so many elementary mistakes in the writings of this gentleman ..."

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