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Synonyms for semitone

the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument

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And there are motets, like the five-voice Exaudi Domine and Inclina Deus meus, which show a remarkable freedom in dissonance treatment (augmented 5ths on both accented and unaccented parts of the tactus in the first and simultaneously sounded chromatic semitones in the second), leading me to think that the editorial suggestion at bar 68 of Exaudi Domine may not be what Francois wanted, taking into account also the descending major 6th that results.