Dotted note
Dotted Dot"ted, a. Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects. [1913 Webster]

{Dotted note} (Mus.), a note followed by a dot to indicate an increase of length equal to one half of its simple value; thus, a dotted semibreve is equal to three minims, and a dotted quarter to three eighth notes.

{Dotted rest}, a rest lengthened by a dot in the same manner as a dotted note. [1913 Webster]

Note: Notes and rests are sometimes followed by two dots, to indicate an increase of length equal to three quarters of their simple value, and they are then said to be double-dotted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dotted note — or dotted rest noun (music) One whose length is increased by one half by a dot placed after it • • • Main Entry: ↑dot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dotted note — In Western musical notation, a dotted note is a note with a small dot written after it. The dot increases the duration of the basic note by half of its original value. If the basic note lasts 2 beats, the corresponding dotted note lasts 3 beats.… …   Wikipedia

  • dotted note — n. (Music) note followed by a dot showing an increase of length identical to one half of its simple value …   English contemporary dictionary

  • double-dotted note — or double dotted rest noun (music) One whose length is increased by three quarters, marked by two dots placed after it • • • Main Entry: ↑double …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dotted quarter note — with upwards stem A dotted crotchet or dotted quarter note is a crotchet/quarter note that has been lengthened by half; that is, it has the length of three quavers/eighth notes. In x/4 time signatures, the dotted quarter note is worth 1½ beats… …   Wikipedia

  • Dotted — Dot ted, a. Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects. [1913 Webster] {Dotted note} (Mus.), a note followed by a dot to indicate an increase of length equal to one half of its simple value; thus, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dotted rest — Dotted Dot ted, a. Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects. [1913 Webster] {Dotted note} (Mus.), a note followed by a dot to indicate an increase of length equal to one half of its simple value; thus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dotted rest — dotted note or dotted rest noun (music) One whose length is increased by one half by a dot placed after it • • • Main Entry: ↑dot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Note value — Parts of a note In music notation, a note value indicates the relative duration of a note, using the color or shape of the note head, the presence or absence of a stem, and the presence or absence of flags/beams/hooks/tails. A rest indicates a… …   Wikipedia

  • Dotted crotchet — A dotted crotchet or dotted quarter note is a crotchet/quarter note that has been lengthened by half; that is, it has the length of three quavers/eighth notes.ee also*Dotted note …   Wikipedia

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