half note


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

Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of half note was in 1783

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“Half note.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20note. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

half note

: a musical note equal in time to ½ of a whole note
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