Definition of Half note

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

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

Definition of Half note

1. Noun. (music) A musical note length also called a minim, half the length of a semibreve, equal in length to two crotchets. It is drawn on staves as an unfilled loop with a stem. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Half Note

half gross
half hatchet
half hitch
half hitches
half life
half lit
half marathon
half marathons
half mask
half measure
half mile
half nelson
half nelsons
half nephew
half niece
half note (current term)
half notes
half orphan
half orphans
half page
half past
half register
half rest
half rests
half rhyme
half rhymes
half seas over
half shell
half shells
half sister

Literary usage of Half note

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1902)
"When only the air was played S made the half note 0.05 sec. longer, B 0.04 longer, M equal, and W o.oi longer. A like comparison of the notes in hymn 53, ..."

2. The Law Reports: Court of Queen's Bench by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, William Mills, James Benjamin Redfoord Bulwer (1869)
"Suppose the plaintiff had tendered the amount for which the half-note was pledged, the defendant's lien would be at an end; could it then be argued that the ..."

3. First Theory Book by Diller, Angela (1921)
"We shall now discuss time-values where the unit is a half-note or rest. The meter-sign \ means that there are two pulses in the measure, each pulse being ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Queen's Bench, and by William Mawdesley Best, George James Philip Smith (1871)
"Second count in detinue for the same half note. There were pleas to the first count traversing the delivery and the detention of the note, and a plea to the ..."

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