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whole note

noun, Music.
1.
a note equivalent in duration to four quarter notes.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • Students were encouraged to remember that notes represent specific values and to think of a whole note as equaling one measure.
  • Engravers do not work on a whole note design at once.
British Dictionary definitions for whole note

whole note

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a note, now the longest in common use, having a time value that may be divided by any power of 2 to give all other notes Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) semibreve
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