semiquaver

[ sem-ee-kwey-ver ]
/ ˈsɛm iˌkweɪ vər /

noun Music (chiefly British ).

a sixteenth note.

Origin of semiquaver

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

semiquaver
/ (ˈsɛmɪˌkweɪvə) /

noun

music a note having the time value of one-sixteenth of a semibreveUsual US and Canadian name: sixteenth note
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