half note

noun

Definition of half note

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

First Known Use of half note

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 23 Sep. 2021.

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half note

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half note

: a musical note equal in time to half of a whole note

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