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whole step

noun

music : a difference in pitch that is equal to 1/6 of an octave

Full Definition of WHOLE STEP

:  a musical interval (as C–D or C–B) comprising two half steps —called also whole tone

First Known Use of WHOLE STEP

circa 1899

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