semiquaver


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sem·i·qua·ver

 (sĕm′ē-kwā′vər)
n. Music
A sixteenth note.
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semiquaver

(ˈsɛmɪˌkweɪvə)
n
(Music, other) music a note having the time value of one-sixteenth of a semibreve. Usual US and Canadian name: sixteenth note
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six′teenth′ note`


n.
a musical note having one sixteenth the time value of a whole note.
[1860–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semiquaver - a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole notesemiquaver - a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth 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"
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Translations

semiquaver

[ˈsɛmikweɪvər] n (British) (MUSIC)double croche fsemi-skilled semiskilled [ˌsɛmiˈskɪld] adj
semi-skilled worker → ouvrier/ière m/f semi-qualifié(e)semi-skimmed [ˌsɛmiˈskɪmd]
adj [milk] → demi-écrémé(e)
n (also semi-skimmed milk) → demi-écrémé m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

semiquaver

[ˈsɛmɪˌkweɪvəʳ] n (Brit) (Mus) → semicroma
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
'And how are the semiquavers and the demisemiquavers progressing?' he always asks.
In addition, he says, "the wound in Christ's side is compared to 'an eye sore with endless weeping', an image that irresistibly recalls Oedipus's gouged eyes and tragic fate." "Irresistibly," perhaps, if one's verbal radar is set to pick up even the faintest semiquaver of an Oedipal allusion.
It didn't seem even a semiquaver too long at the Metropolitan Opera on Feb.
Some would jib at his strict observance of Beethoven's 'outdated' pedalling of the finale's semiquaver accompaniment.
The conductor made the most of the symphony's dramatic elements, infusing the driving syncopated lines that open the work with propulsive tension and delivering the frenetic semiquaver motive with explosive power.
(22.) Line 8 is an exception, although even here the first word, after the initial vocable, starts with a semiquaver.
Throughout, the singers of the Holmfirth Choral were excellent, coping well with the demands of Handel's semiquaver runs and providing a wonderful sound.
Nine times I've heard it, and still not a semiquaver imprinted on my sol-fa sofa.
Quite frankly,I'dhave expected not a semiquaver less from a maestro whose deepest indebtedness must be to the Liverpool music making of his teens.
As the song begins, the semiquaver figurations in the plano's right hand seem to suggest the 'fluttering' of the wagtail, which alternates with the quaver musings of the baby carried by the vocal line.(20) The wagtail's fluttering recurs continually as characters in the story come and go.
Many have added fingering (especially on semiquaver runs!), dynamics, and other marks.
Most theoretical terms for dealing with time in music advertise their participation in a hierarchy: measure, phrase, semiquaver. Like the famous traditional Russian doll puzzle in which each doll both holds a smaller doll as well as being itself engulfed by a larger one, these terms do double duty as both component and container.