quarter note
noun Date: 1763 a musical note with the time value of 1/4 of a whole note — see note illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Quarter note — Quarter Quar ter (kw[aum]r t[ e]r), n. [F. quartier, L. quartarius a fourth part, fr. quartus the fourth. See {Quart}.] 1. One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • quarter note — quarter ,note noun count AMERICAN a short musical note that is played for one quarter of the time of a WHOLE NOTE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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

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

  • Quarter note — A quarter note (American) or crotchet (British) is a note played for one quarter of the duration of a whole note (or semibreve). Often people will say that a crotchet is one beat, however, this is not always correct, as the beat is indicated by… …   Wikipedia

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

  • quarter note — note which is worth one fourth of a whole note (Music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quarter note — noun a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note • Syn: ↑crotchet • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑musical note, ↑tone …   Useful english dictionary

  • quarter note — quar′ter note n. mad a musical note equal in time value to one quarter of a whole note • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • quarter note — noun (C) AmE a musical note which continues for a quarter of the length of a whole note; crotchet BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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