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half tone

noun Music.
  1. semitone.
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Origin of half tone

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

Related Words for half tone

engraving, picture, photograph, etching, image, sketch, vignette, depiction, decoration, snapshot, painting, cartoon, photo, plate, adornment, figure, design, frontispiece, tailpiece, halftone

Examples from the Web for half tone

Historical Examples of half tone

  • 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.