half note

noun

: a musical note with the time value of ¹/₂ of a whole note see note illustration

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of half note was in 1839

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“Half note.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20note. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

half note

noun

: a musical note equal in time to frac::1/2 of a whole note
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