breve

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noun \ˈbrēv, ˈbrev\

Definition of breve

  1. 1 :  a note equivalent to two whole notes

  2. 2 :  a curved mark ˘ used to indicate a short vowel or a short or unstressed syllable

Origin and Etymology of breve

Middle English brefe, from Medieval Latin, from neuter of brevis brief — more at brief


First Known Use: 15th century


BREVE Defined for Kids

breve

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noun \ˈbrēv, ˈbrev\

Definition of breve for Students

  1. :  a mark ˘ placed over a vowel to show that the vowel is short


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