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half tone

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noun Music.
  1. semitone.

Origin of half tone

First recorded in 1645–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for half tone

Historical Examples

  • Four half-tone illustrations from drawings by Hazel Roberts.

    A Woman for Mayor

    Helen M. Winslow

  • The text is liberally sprinkled with illustrations in half-tone.

  • Each contains seven half-tone engravings and color frontispiece.

  • Illustrated with half-tone pictures of fine bindings by the author.

  • This cannot be altogether claimed for the half-tone process.