eighth note

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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
References in periodicals archive ?
The arpeggio passages, being in 6/8, are introduced by six eighth-note taps.
The first is always quarter-note motion in 4/4; the second is always primarily eighth-note motion in 3/4, often including some syncopation; the third is always primarily eighth-note motion in 6/8.
The second stanza is introduced by a faster tempo and staccato eighth-note octaves in the bass and sustained tritones in the treble that reflect the poet's hesitation and bashfulness at being so near the Saints and her hope that they will pronounce her name.
The commentary provides the context for this discrepancy by explaining that each of the early editions on which the present edition is based includes an extra eighth-note rest at the end of the measure, making the measure three-and-a-half beats long.
There is quite a bit of syncopation, and phrases generally end with a longer note value followed by an eighth-note.
He was the originator of the down-stroke eighth-note guitar style, which is very difficult to do for hours on end like he did playing in the Ramones.
The canonic line does not express a regular (metrical) pulse larger than the eighth-note micr opulse, and this keeps the 4:5 tempo relationship of the canonic voices from being obvious.
Sometimes, to achieve more swing, he changes a beat into an eighth-note triplet or a dotted eighth/sixteenth.
The four parts share equal interest and independence, with eighth-note motion emerging in different voices at different times.
The voice enters unaccompanied for the first phrase, followed in the piano by a single-voice, rising rapid staccato eighth-note pattern in the bass clef, divided between the hands.
The piece uses a combination of metered and proportional notation, with the eighth-note pulse notated by stems connected to a continuous beam above each part.
The relationship of the C# to the following B is more complex, being that of an eighth-note triplet to a quarter-note quintuplet.