breve

noun \ ˈbrēv , ˈbrev \

Definition of breve

1 : a note equivalent to two whole notes
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


BREVE Defined for Kids

breve

noun \ ˈbrēv , ˈbrev \

Definition of breve for Students

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

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