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1quire

noun \ˈkwī(-ə)r\

Definition of QUIRE

:  a collection of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and quality :  one twentieth of a ream

Origin of QUIRE

Middle English quair four sheets of paper folded once, collection of sheets, from Anglo-French quaier, from Vulgar Latin *quaternum set of four, from Latin quaterni four each, set of four — more at quaternion
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Paper Terms

folio, palimpsest, ream

2quire

Definition of QUIRE

archaic variant of choir

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

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