Translation of semitone in Spanish:

semitone

semitono, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsɛmˌaɪˌtoʊn//ˈsɛmiˌtoʊn//ˈsɛmɪtəʊn/

noun

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    semitono masculine
    • By the end of ‘Cromosomi’, with its tricky harmonic sequence that descends in semitones, he had the audience in the palm of his hand.
    • The subject is almost all semitones, this time expressing yearning and anticipation, rather than sorrow.
    • I remember being particularly horrified at the drop of a semitone on the word ‘Dona’.
    • Smaller intervals were derived on the same principles, so that the octave could eventually be marked out into tones and semitones which might be combined to form other intervals.
    • If the given key is not so advantageous to the singer we may end up playing the work a semitone lower, which makes a great improvement.