- an initial writ.
- a writ, as one issued by a court of law.
- the longest modern note, equivalent to two semibreves or whole notes.
- Also brevis. a note in medieval mensural notation equal to one-half or one-third of a longa.
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Vogler then gave Beethoven a theme of three measures (the scale of C major, alla breve).The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Ancora una breve salita, e poi ci sar sul pi alto pinacolo del Prato Fiorite.
He takes a breve rest, quavering with a minimum of divergent emotion in the effort to be natural.The Nurserymatograph|A Lawyer
The original text inconsistently uses a breve over the e in "Parthenia" and "Passameso."Shakespeare and Music|Edward W. Naylor