a sixteenth note.
- Also called demiquaver.
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How to use semiquaver in a sentence
From time to time a curious syncopated semiquaver figure is heard in the upper part: it may be intended to represent sobbing.The Pianoforte Sonata | J.S. Shedlock
And as the preceding semiquaver rang a handbell, this shaked the sprinkle with his fist.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. | Francois Rabelais
The breve and the semiquaver is, we must have the descant you made upon our names, ere you depart.The Works of John Marston | John Marston
British Dictionary definitions for semiquaver
music a note having the time value of one-sixteenth of a semibreve: Usual US and Canadian name: sixteenth note
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