from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music A note having, in common time, the value of four beats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A musical note four beats long in 4/4 time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the note which represents a note of longest duration in common use; a semibreve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See note,14.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a musical note having the longest time value (equal to four beats in common time)


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