semiquaver

[sem-ee-kwey-ver]

Origin of semiquaver

First recorded in 1570–80; semi- + quaver
Also called demiquaver.
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semiquaver

noun
  1. music a note having the time value of one-sixteenth of a semibreveUsual US and Canadian name: sixteenth note
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Word Origin and History for semiquaver
n.

"sixteenth-note," 1570s, from semi- + quaver (n.).

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