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hemidemisemiquaver

[hem-ee-dem-ee-sem-ee-kwey-ver]
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noun Music. Chiefly British.
  1. a sixty-fourth note.

Origin of hemidemisemiquaver

First recorded in 1850–55; hemi- + demisemiquaver
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British Dictionary definitions for hemidemisemiquaver

hemidemisemiquaver

noun
  1. music a note having the time value of one sixty-fourth of a semibreveUsual US and Canadian name: sixty-fourth note
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Word Origin and History for hemidemisemiquaver

n.

1848, from hemi- + demi- + semi- + quaver (n.).

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