plural semiminims
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
archaic British : quarter note

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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