Definition of eighth note in English:

Share this entry

eighth note

Pronunciation:

noun

Music , North American
A quaver.
Example sentences
  • Some passages do incorporate sixteenth notes and eighth notes with dotted quarters following.
  • Prior to learning the notes, students need to tap and count the rhythm, incorporating all accents and dynamics, with the metronome set to the eighth note.
  • Half-way through the book there is a message that the eighth notes should be played as swinging eighths with the note on the beat longer and the note on the off-beat shorter.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: eighth note

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.