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noun Music.
a note having one eighth of the time value of a whole note; quaver.
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Origin of eighth note

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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eighth note

noun
US and Canadian music a note having the time value of an eighth of a semibreveAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): quaver
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