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whole tone

[′hōl ′tōn]
(acoustics)
The interval between two sounds whose basic frequency ratio is approximately equal to the sixth root of 2. Also known as whole step.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The melody of the A section is based upon a whole tone scale until the text "To seem like perfidy," which is set to a descending half step followed a descending whole step.
Instead, the whole tone of his letter is gratuitously offensive.
"The times I've been at Manchester United, I appreciate the way Sir Alex has set a whole tone within the club.
The times I've been at Manchester United I appreciate the way Sir Alex has set a whole tone within the club.
Al Jazeera's James Bays, reporting from the Afghan capital, Kabul, said: "The whole tone of this news conference has been moderate.
His whole tone is one of complete, smug condescension, all but saying "I'm so intelligent and you're all just stupid for watching popular TV."
This means, for example, that if the G string is raised a whole tone so that it sounds an A, when the note A is required a G is written.
I told her to focus on defense because she really changes the whole tone," Ms.
Marchetto, whom Prosdocimo dismisses contemptuously as a "simple performer" (159), defied this tradition by dividing the whole tone into five equal parts, probably for the purpose of discussing subtle shades of intonation in performance.
From the whole tone and tenor of the conversation, it was obvious that these men and their companies were all very committed to their business.
"The whole tone of the quadrennial defence review was about an increase in the use of technology," he said.
Along with some other victories, Boyle's team beat House Public Education Committee Chairman and lead reform proponent Kent Grusendorf (R-Arlington) thus transforming the whole tone of the debate for next January's legislative session.