Definition of semibreve in English:
nounMusic , British
A note having the time value of two minims or four crotchets, represented by a ring with no stem. It is the longest note now in common use. Also called whole note.
- The theme, an eight-bar structure of stentorian semibreve piano chords, receives six doggedly unvaried statements.
- The cantus firmus is sounded in semibreves in the middle of the three voices.
- For the first time the minim is now fully accepted as a note-value in its own right rather than as a special kind of semibreve.
Words that rhyme with semibreveCongreve
Definition of semibreve in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan