quarter note

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noun Music.

a note equivalent to one fourth of a whole note; a crotchet.

Nearby words

  1. quarter eagle,
  2. quarter grain,
  3. quarter hollow,
  4. quarter horse,
  5. quarter nelson,
  6. quarter plate,
  7. quarter point,
  8. quarter rest,
  9. quarter round,
  10. quarter section

Origin of quarter note

First recorded in 1755–65

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quarter note

noun

US and Canadian music a note having the time value of a quarter of a semibreveAlso called: crotchet
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