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

  • n. Chiefly British A whole note in music.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A musical note four beats long in 4/4 time; a whole note (US)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A note of half the time or duration of the breve; -- now usually called a whole note. It is the longest note in general use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, a whole note, or the space of time measured by it. See note, 13.

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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