What is another word for semitone?

43 synonyms found


[ sˈɛmɪtˌə͡ʊn], [ sˈɛmɪtˌə‍ʊn], [ s_ˈɛ_m_ɪ_t_ˌəʊ_n]

Semitone is a term used in music theory and refers to the smallest interval between two adjacent notes on a piano or other instrument. It is sometimes called a half-step. Synonyms for semitone include half-tone, half-step, diatonic semitone, or chromatic semitone. In music, semitones are important for creating melodies, harmonies, and chords. Understanding how to use semitones effectively can greatly enhance a musician's ability to create beautiful, complex, and expressive pieces of music. Whether you are a professional musician or an amateur, knowing the synonyms for semitone is a crucial part of understanding music theory and composition.

What are the hypernyms for Semitone?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Scales, Musical intervals.

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