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eighth note

noun, Music.
a note having one eighth of the time value of a whole note; quaver.
Origin of eighth note
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The second and third movements each occupy the duration of an eighth-note.

    The Fascinating Boston Alfonso Josephs Sheafe
  • Sixteenth-notes may be used in place of the eighth-note, but should be approached and left step-wise.

  • In the second bar a note which the editor had taken for an eighth-note was explained by the Composer as being a grace-note.

    The Shadow World Hamlin Garland
  • In a slow tempo it may serve you to think of the second eighth-note of the triplet as being subdivided into two sixteenths.

    Piano Playing Josef Hofmann
British Dictionary definitions for eighth-note

eighth note

(US & Canadian, music) a note having the time value of an eighth of a semibreve Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) quaver
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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