a note having one sixteenth of the time value of a whole note; semiquaver.
Origin of sixteenth note
First recorded in 1860–65
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US and Canadian music a note having the time value of one-sixteenth of a semibreveAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): semiquaver
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