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musical note

Definitions of musical note
  1. noun
    a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
    synonyms: note, tone
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    keynote, tonic
    (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
    supertonic
    (music) the second note of a diatonic scale
    mediant
    (music) the third note of a diatonic scale; midway between the tonic and the dominant
    subdominant
    (music) the fourth note of the diatonic scale
    dominant
    (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
    submediant
    (music) the sixth note of a major or minor scale (or the third below the tonic)
    leading tone, subtonic
    (music) the seventh note of the diatonic scale
    pedal, pedal point
    a sustained bass note
    shake, trill
    a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
    middle C
    the note designated by the first ledger line below the treble staff; 261.63 hertz
    chord
    a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
    passing note, passing tone
    a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notes
    semibreve, whole note
    a musical note having the longest time value (equal to four beats in common time)
    half note, minim
    a musical note having the time value of half a whole note
    crotchet, quarter note
    a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
    eighth note, quaver
    a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note
    semiquaver, sixteenth note
    a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note
    demisemiquaver, thirty-second note
    a musical note having the time value of a thirty-second of a whole note
    hemidemisemiquaver, sixty-fourth note
    a musical note having the time value of a sixty-fourth of a whole note
    acciaccatura, appoggiatura, grace note
    an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
    blue note
    a flattened third or seventh
    monotone
    a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)
    C
    (music) the keynote of the scale of C major
    arpeggio
    a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously
    sforzando
    an accented chord
    common chord, triad
    a three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones
    seventh chord
    a triad with a seventh added
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    musical notation
    (music) notation used by musicians
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