whole note

noun

Definition of whole note

  1. :  a musical note equal in time value to four quarter notes or two half notes — see note illustration

First Known Use of whole note

1834


WHOLE NOTE Defined for English Language Learners

whole note

noun

Definition of whole note for English Language Learners

  • : a musical note equal in time to two half notes or four quarter notes

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