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semibreve

[ sem-ee-breev, -brev, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˈsɛm iˌbriv, -ˌbrɛv, ˈsɛm aɪ- /
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noun Music (chiefly British).
a note half the length of a breve; whole note.
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Origin of semibreve

First recorded in 1585–95; semi- + breve
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British Dictionary definitions for semibreve

semibreve
/ (ˈsɛmɪˌbriːv) /

noun
music a note, now the longest in common use, having a time value that may be divided by any power of 2 to give all other notesUsual US and Canadian name: whole note See also breve (def. 2)
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