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eighth note

n. Music
A note having one-eighth the time value of a whole note.

eighth note

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

eighth′ note`


n.
a musical note having one eighth the time value of a whole note.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eighth note - a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole noteeighth note - a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
Translations

eighth note

n (US Mus) → Achtelnote f, → Achtel nt
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A reasonable, and perhaps preferable alternative is to think of the [nje] as an 8th note (or a "crushed" grace note) preceding the half-bar, with [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] taking metric precedence on the beat.
165) is best treated as two appoggiature before each 8th note.
This appears to be an excessive refinement, and it is recommended that all notes be rounded up to the nearest 8th note.
Part I includes six chord exercises in straight 8th notes and six more in 16th notes.