OTHER WORDS FROM semitonesem·i·ton·ic [sem-ee-ton-ik, sem-ahy-], /ˌsɛm iˈtɒn ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, sem·i·ton·al [sem-ee-tohn-l, sem-ahy-], /ˌsɛm iˈtoʊn l, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, adjectivesem·i·ton·al·ly, adverb
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In the Diatonic genus, for example, a semitone must be followed by two tones, so as to make up the interval of a Fourth.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
A trill, or rapid reiteration of two notes comprehending an interval not greater than one whole tone, nor less than a semitone.
A diesis is a quarter tone; hence in a semitone there are included two dieses.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
Everybody shall be like a well-tuned instrument, all sounding in accord, and never a semitone out of the way.Palmetto-Leaves|Harriet Beecher Stowe
A Chromatic progression is one in which the pitch is changed a semitone, while the name remains the same.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann