half note

half note
noun Date: 1576 a musical note with the time value of 1/2 of a whole note — see note illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Half note — Half Half (h[aum]f), a. [AS. healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to OS., OFries., & D. half, G. halb, Sw. half, Dan. halv, Icel. h[=a]lfr, Goth. halbs. Cf. {Halve}, {Behalf}.] 1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • half note — n AmE a musical note which continues for half the length of a ↑whole note British Equivalent: minim …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • half note — half′ note n. mad a musical note equivalent in time value to half a whole note • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

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

  • half note — half ,note noun count AMERICAN TECHNICAL a musical note that is equal to two QUARTER NOTES. British minim …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half-note — halfˈ note noun (music; N American) A minim • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half note — This article is about the musical note. For the jazz club, see Half Note Club. In music, a half note (American) or minim (European) is a note played for half the duration of a whole note (or semibreve) and twice the duration of a quarter note (or …   Wikipedia

  • half note — noun a musical note having the time value of half a whole note • Syn: ↑minim • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑musical note, ↑tone * * * noun : a musical note of half the value of a whole note called also minim * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • half note — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms half note : singular half note plural half notes music American a minim …   English dictionary

  • half-note — note with half the time value of a whole note (Music) …   English contemporary dictionary

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