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quarter note

noun Music.
  1. a note equivalent to one fourth of a whole note; a crotchet.
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Origin of quarter note

First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for quarter note

Historical Examples

  • The suspension may now be a quarter-note, or its rhythmic equivalent.

    A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons

    Friedrich J. Lehmann

  • It is danced in either 2/4 or 6/8 time, and the first movement (in 2/4 time) occupies the duration of a quarter-note.

    The Fascinating Boston

    Alfonso Josephs Sheafe

British Dictionary definitions for quarter note

quarter note

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