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(music, US) An interval of which there are seven in a fifth or twelve in an octave, consisting of two tones whose frequency ratio is about 1.059 or 18/17.
I went through the entire nocturne with the hands separated by a half-step.
The inimitable Transylvanian style is evident as the violin strings produce trills and frequent half-step note variations in sound.
B and E do not have the same half step that other notes do; they move directly to the next note.
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