hemidemisemiquaver

[hem-ee-dem-ee-sem-ee-kwey-ver]

noun Music. Chiefly British.

a sixty-fourth note.

Nearby words

  1. hemicraniosis,
  2. hemicryptophyte,
  3. hemicrystalline,
  4. hemicycle,
  5. hemicyclium,
  6. hemidesmosome,
  7. hemidiaphoresis,
  8. hemidysesthesia,
  9. hemidystrophy,
  10. hemiectromelia

Origin of hemidemisemiquaver

First recorded in 1850–55; hemi- + demisemiquaver

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British Dictionary definitions for hemidemisemiquaver

hemidemisemiquaver

noun

music a note having the time value of one sixty-fourth of a semibreveUsual US and Canadian name: sixty-fourth note
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Word Origin and History for hemidemisemiquaver

hemidemisemiquaver

n.

1848, from hemi- + demi- + semi- + quaver (n.).

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