(of a note) increased to one and three quarters of its original time value by the addition of two dots
(of a rhythm) characterized by pairs of notes in which the first one, lengthened by two dots, makes up seven eighths of the time value of the pair
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby double-dotted
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Example sentences from the Web for double-dotted
Compare these "pot-hooks and trammels," dotted and double-dotted, with Galin's symbol of silence, the cipher !