Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Citations for hemidemisemiquaver
Their gaiety consisted of ruling staves and copying a borrowed duet filled with hemidemisemiquavers.
Anything could follow, a hemidemisemiquaver or a whole note; and the translator was charged with interpreting the score.
Origin of hemidemisemiquaver
Hemidemisemiquaver entered English in the mid-1800s, as an extension of demisemiquave, a thirty-second note. A quaver is chiefly British word for an eighth note.