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demisemiquaver

[ dem-ee-sem-ee-kwey-ver ]
/ ˌdɛm iˈsɛm iˌkweɪ vər /
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noun Music (chiefly British ).

a thirty-second note.

Nearby words

demiquaver, demirel, demirelief, demirep, demise, demisemiquaver, demission, demist, demister, demit, demitasse

Origin of demisemiquaver

First recorded in 1700–10; demi- + semiquaver
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Examples from the Web for 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.

    Somehow Good|William de Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for demisemiquaver

demisemiquaver

/ (ˈdɛmɪˌsɛmɪˌkweɪvə) /

noun

music a note having the time value of one thirty-second of a semibreveUsual US and Canadian name: thirty-second note
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for demisemiquaver

demisemiquaver


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper