semiminim

noun semi·minim

Definition of semiminim

plural

semiminims

  1. 1 less commonly semiminima \"+\ plural semiminimas [semiminima from New Latin, from Latin semi- + Medieval Latin minima minim — more at minim] :  a musical note in mensural notation equal to one half of a minim

  2. 2 archaic British :  quarter note

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Origin and Etymology of semiminim

semi- + minim


First Known Use: 1598


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