Definition of Semiquaver

1. Noun. A musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note.

Exact synonyms: Sixteenth Note
Generic synonyms: Musical Note, Note, Tone



Definition of Semiquaver

1. n. A note of half the duration of the quaver; -- now usually called a sixsteenth note.

Definition of Semiquaver

1. Noun. (music) a sixteenth note, drawn as a crotchet with two tails. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Semiquaver

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semiquaver

semiprone position
semiproof
semiproofs
semipros
semiprosperous
semiprotection
semipublic
semipupa
semipupae
semipupal
semipurified
semiquantitative
semiquantitatively
semiquantum
semiquartile
semiquaver (current term)
semiquavers
semiquinone
semiquinones
semiquintile
semiquintiles
semiquote
semiquoted
semiquotes
semiquoting
semirant
semirants
semirare
semiraw
semirealistic

Literary usage of Semiquaver

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1. The Old Navy and the New by Daniel Ammen, Ulysses Simpson Grant (1891)
"... and suggests the Proper Pronunciation of his Name—A Threatened Court-Martial—Calling an Officer a " semiquaver"—Two Old Stories—The Captain's Wooden ..."

2. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1880)
"... the parties being usually the principal witnesses, and the court 'deciding from a consideration of the balance of credibility between them semiquaver, ..."

3. Dictionary of the French and English Languages by Gabriel Surenne (1856)
"... adj. gut produit de la semence semiquaver, s. double croche, f. Semitone, s. demi-ton, m. Semivowel, s. demi-voyelle, f. Sempiternal, adj. sempiternel ..."

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