Words at Play : Top 10 Unusually Long and Interesting Words, Vol. 1
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#1: Hemidemisemiquaver

Definition:

sixty-fourth note

About the word:

In this appropriately musical-sounding word, hemi-, demi- and semi- all mean half. So how does halving something three times get you to a sixty-fourth note? Because you're halving the quaver, which is an eighth note. Divide that in half, in half again, and in half a third time and you get a sixty-fourth note.

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