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eighth note

noun, Music.
1.
a note having one eighth of the time value of a whole note; quaver.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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  • The rhythm value of an eighth note is one eighth of a whole note.
British Dictionary definitions for eighth note

eighth note

noun
1.
(US & Canadian, music) a note having the time value of an eighth of a semibreve Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) quaver
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