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eighth note

noun, Music.
a note having one eighth of the time value of a whole note; quaver.
Origin of eighth note
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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eighth note

(US & Canadian, music) a note having the time value of an eighth of a semibreve Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) quaver
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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