sixteenth note

noun

Definition of sixteenth note

:a musical note with the time value of ¹/₁₆ of a whole note — see note illustration

First Known Use of sixteenth note

circa 1861


SIXTEENTH NOTE Defined for English Language Learners

sixteenth note

noun

Definition of sixteenth note for English Language Learners

  • : a musical note equal in time to 1/16 of a whole note


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