notehead

noun
plural noteheads

Definition of notehead

1 or less commonly noteheading plural noteheadings : a sheet of writing paper that has a printed or engraved heading and is usually somewhat smaller than a letterhead also : the heading itself
2 : the small oval part of a musical note in music notation First-year music students often have trouble placing their noteheads properly. — see note illustration

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First Known Use of notehead

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Notehead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notehead. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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