Definition of thirty-second note in English:

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thirty-second note


Music , chiefly North American
A note having the time value of half a sixteenth note, represented by a large dot with a three-hooked stem. Also called demisemiquaver.
Example sentences
  • Though marked pianissimo and dolce, Piano I intensifies the accompaniment of the bell effects by passing from quadruplet sixteenth to triplet sixteenth to octuplet thirty-second notes at a mezzopiano level before resuming the melody.
  • It contains a recurring rhythm of sixteenth, dotted sixteenth and thirty-second notes that is difficult to discern.
  • This section, as performed in the aria, is not a traditional cadenza, and the thirty-second notes, which are included exactly as noted in the original score, may disorient young flutists who tend to perform this figure as grace notes.

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Syllabification: thir·ty-sec·ond note

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