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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.

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Origin of demisemiquaver

First recorded in 1700–10; demi- + semiquaver

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Example sentences 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
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