quarter note

noun

Definition of quarter note

: a musical note with the time value of ¹/₄ of a whole note — see note illustration

First Known Use of quarter note

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quarter note was in 1839

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“Quarter note.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarter%20note. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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quarter note

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quarter note

US : a musical note equal in time to ¹/₄ of a whole note

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