Definition of demisemiquaver in English:


Syllabification: dem·i·sem·i·qua·ver
Pronunciation: /ˌdemēˈsemīˌkwāvər


chiefly British Music
  • A thirty-second note.
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    • The music never lets up for a moment and both players have to cope with roulades of demisemiquavers in both hands.
    • Here the demisemiquaver groups and double stops can be played by simply barring across the top two strings, and moving position as shown.
    • The last line begins a new bar and also opens with demisemiquavers, just as the first line does.

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