: a musical note equal in time value to four quarter notes or two half notes — see note illustration
Examples of whole note in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebHowever, the music that I was handed was always a keyboard lead sheet or keyboard part, mostly whole note and half-note chords, big beautiful ones, and some key figures here and there.
Ron Hart, Billboard, 19 Sep. 2017
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