half step


half step

noun

Definition of HALF STEP

1
:  a walking step of 15 inches or in double time of 18 inches
2
:  a musical interval (as E-F or B-C) equivalent to 112 of an octave —called also semitone

First Known Use of HALF STEP

1904

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