UK [ˈsemɪˌbriːv] / US [ˈsemɪˌbrɪv] / US [ˈsemaɪˌbrɪv] noun [countable]
Word forms "semibreve":
singular semibreve plural semibreves music British
a musical note that is as long as four ordinary notes called crotchets

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  • Semibreve — Sem i*breve , n. [Pref. semi + breve: cf. F. semi breve, It. semibreve.] [Formerly written {semibref}.] (Mus.) A note of half the time or duration of the breve; now usually called a whole note. It is the longest note in general use. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semibreve — (de «semi » y «breve»; ant.) f. Mús. Nota musical que vale un compasillo entero. ≃ Redonda. * * * ► femenino MÚSICA Nota musical que vale un compasillo entero …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • semibreve — s. f. [Música] Nota de música que vale meia breve ou duas mínimas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • semibreve — ► NOUN Music, chiefly Brit. ▪ a note having the time value of two minims or four crotchets, represented by a ring with no stem …   English terms dictionary

  • semibreve — [sem′i brēv΄] n. [It] Chiefly Brit. WHOLE NOTE …   English World dictionary

  • semibreve — [[t]se̱mibriːv[/t]] semibreves N COUNT A semibreve is a musical note that has a time value equal to two half notes. [BRIT] (in AM, use whole note) …   English dictionary

  • semibreve rest — noun a) A semibreve rest is a pause or interval of silence equal in duration to two half rests or one half of a breve rest. In common or 4/4 time, its duration is four beats. b) A symbol used in musical notation drawn as a solid rectangle… …   Wiktionary

  • semibreve — noun Date: 15th century whole note …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semibreve — /sem ee breev , brev , sem uy /, n. Music Chiefly Brit. a note half the length of a breve; whole note. See illus. under note. [1585 95; SEMI + BREVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • semibreve — noun whole note …   Wiktionary

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