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noun Music (chiefly British ).
  1. a thirty-second note.
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Origin of demisemiquaver

First recorded in 1700–10; demi- + semiquaver
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Historical Examples of demisemiquaver

  • Remember, you've got to begin on the demisemiquaver at the end of the bar—only not too staccato, remember—and allow for the pause.

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    William de Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for demisemiquaver


  1. music a note having the time value of one thirty-second of a semibreveUsual US and Canadian name: thirty-second note
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Word Origin and History for demisemiquaver


1706; see demi- + semi- + quaver (n.).

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