Definition of Musical note
1. Noun. A notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound. "The singer held the note too long"
Generic synonyms: Musical Notation
Group relationships: Musical Scale, Scale
Specialized synonyms: Keynote, Tonic, Supertonic, Mediant, Subdominant, Dominant, Submediant, Leading Tone, Subtonic, Pedal, Pedal Point, Shake, Trill, Middle C, Chord, Passing Note, Passing Tone, Semibreve, Whole Note, Half Note, Minim, Crotchet, Quarter Note, Eighth Note, Quaver, Semiquaver, Sixteenth Note, Demisemiquaver, Thirty-second Note, Hemidemisemiquaver, Sixty-fourth Note, Acciaccatura, Appoggiatura, Grace Note, Blue Note, Monotone
Derivative terms: Tonic
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musical Note
Literary usage of Musical note
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied, for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1893)
"A simple musical note results from continuous rapid isochronous vibrations, provided the number of the vibrations falls within the very wide limits ..."
2. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text Book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1854)
"... the number of vibrations which produce one musical note, has a constant ratio to the number which produces another musical note. ..."
3. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"My range of hearing proved to be such that when the depth of the whistle was 0^13 inch, I could hear no musical note at all—only a puff; at Q'I4 inch I ..."
4. General Physics: An Elementary Text-book for Colleges by Henry Crew (1919)
"GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF A musical note. Fio. 167. jumbled together. But the flame shows that a musical note is produced by one train of uniform waves. ..."