Definition of sixteenth note in English:

sixteenth note

Syllabification: six·teenth note
Pronunciation: /ˌsiksˈtēnTH ˌnōt


Music , North American
  • A note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note or half an eighth note, represented by a large dot with a two-hooked stem. Also called semiquaver.
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    • In addition to quarters, eighths and sixteenth notes, triplets and dotted rhythms are used tastefully and add variety.
    • Some passages do incorporate sixteenth notes and eighth notes with dotted quarters following.
    • The page was a series of entirely sixteenth notes, with incredible articulation changes in the strangest spots and about five key changes.

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