Definition of eighth note in English:

eighth note

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noun

Music , North American
  • A quaver.
    More 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.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody