Definition of sixteenth note in English:

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sixteenth note

Pronunciation: /ˌsikˈstēnTH nōt/

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: six·teenth note

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