Definition of whole step in English:

whole step

Syllabification: whole step

noun

Music
  • An interval of a (whole) tone.
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    • For example, the sight-singing student will view the passage C-D-E-F as two whole steps followed by a half step.
    • The distance from Do to Re, for instance, should always be a whole step; the distance from Do to Mi a major third and so forth.
    • In this form, the seven intervals are of two sizes, the whole tone (or whole step) and the semitone (or half-step).

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