whole step


A whole step is an interval consisting of two half steps; the distance between C and D is a whole step. Also called simply a “step.”

Also Known As:
  • whole tone; step; Major 2nd (or M2)
  • tono; M2: seconda maggiore (It)
  • ton; M2: seconde majeure (Fr)
  • Ganzton; M2: grosse Sekunde (Ger)

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