whole step

noun

Definition of whole step

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

First Known Use of whole step

circa 1899


WHOLE STEP Defined for English Language Learners

whole step

noun

Definition of whole step for English Language Learners

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

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