whole step


Definition of whole step

: a musical interval (such as C–D or C–B) comprising two half steps

called also whole tone

Examples of whole step in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the things about the pandemic is that the video calls are great, but actually being here in a podcast studio with somebody is actually just a whole step above that. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of whole step

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whole step was circa 1899

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whole step

whole story

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Cite this Entry

“Whole step.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20step. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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