eighth note

eighth note
eighth note NOUN Music, chiefly N. Amer. a quaver.

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  • Eighth note — Eighth Eighth ([=a]tth), a. [AS. eahto[eth]a.] 1. Next in order after the seventh. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of one of eight equal divisions of a thing. [1913 Webster] {Eighth note} (Mus.), the eighth part of a whole note, or semibreve; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eighth note — n. Music a note having one eighth the duration of a whole note: see NOTE …   English World dictionary

  • eighth note — n AmE technical a musical note that continues for an eighth of the length of a ↑whole note British Equivalent: quaver …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eighth note — eighth ,note noun count AMERICAN a musical note played for one eighth as long as a WHOLE NOTE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eighth note — eighth notes N COUNT An eighth note is a musical note that has a time value equal to half a quarter note. [AM] (in BRIT, use quaver) …   English dictionary

  • eighth note — eighth′ note n. mad a musical note having one eighth the time value of a whole note • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Eighth note — Quaver redirects here. For the cheese flavored snack food, see Quavers. Figure 1. An eighth note with stem facing up, an eighth note with stem facing down, and an eighth rest …   Wikipedia

  • eighth note — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms eighth note : singular eighth note plural eighth notes music American a quaver II, 1) …   English dictionary

  • eighth note — note with is equal to one eighth of a whole note (Music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eighth note — noun a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note • Syn: ↑quaver • Derivationally related forms: ↑quaver (for: ↑quaver) • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑musical n …   Useful english dictionary

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