nounMusic , chiefly British
A whole note.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of semibreve in:
- The British & World English dictionary