sixteenth note
noun Date: circa 1861 a musical note with the time value of 1/16 of a whole note — see note illustration

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  • Sixteenth note — Sixteenth Six teenth , a. [From {Sixteen}: cf. AS. sixte[ o]?a.] 1. Sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • sixteenth note — sixteenth ,note noun count AMERICAN a musical note that continues for the length of one sixteenth of a WHOLE NOTE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sixteenth note — Figure 1. A sixteenth note with stem facing up, a sixteenth note with stem facing down, and a sixteenth rest. Figure 2. Four sixteenth …   Wikipedia

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

  • sixteenth note — Semiquaver Sem i*qua ver (s[e^]m [i^]*kw[=a] v[ e]r), n. (Mus.) A note of half the duration of the quaver; now usually called a {sixteenth note}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • sixteenth note — Music. a note having one sixteenth of the time value of a whole note; semiquaver. See illus. under note. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • sixteenth note — six′teenth′ note n. mad a musical note having one sixteenth the time value of a whole note • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

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

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