semiminim

noun

semi·​minim
plural semiminims
1
or less commonly semiminima
"+
plural semiminimas [semiminima from New Latin, from Latin semi- + Medieval Latin minima minim] : a musical note in mensural notation equal to one half of a minim
2
archaic British : quarter note

Word History

Etymology

semi- + minim

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of semiminim was in 1598

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“Semiminim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiminim. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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